Cambridge 2000: university: Madingley Road: Greenwich House

Description: university: Madingley Road: Greenwich House
Date built: 1988-1989
university: Madingley Road: Greenwich House map for university: Madingley Road: Greenwich House
Date photograph taken: 19 Oct 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

This was home to the Royal Greenwich Observatory (RGO) from 1990 to 1998. It was built specifically for them, after an enforced move from Herstmonceux in Sussex. In 1998 the research council closed the facility down. (So the move to Cambridge was rather pointless and a waste of money.) The building itself is undistinguished and since then has been part used by the university and part used by some hi-tech companies. The RGO lives on in name as part of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, which is where it started life in 1675.

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