Cambridge 2000: Station Road: Microsoft Research, 21

Description: Station Road: Microsoft Research, 21
Date built: 2011-2012
Architect: Chetwoods Architects
Station Road: Microsoft Research, 21 (Chetwoods Architects) map for Station Road: Microsoft Research, 21
Date photograph taken: 05 Mar 2013 (Alternative map: Google map)

Microsoft Research was located for more than a decade on the university's west Cambridge site but eventually decided that a more central location, right next to the city's train station, would be better. They occupied the building in January 2013.

In keeping with the Microsoft brand, on the outside it is a no-frills box, but at least it has an "excellent" BREEAM rating. This was one of the first buildings completed as part of the CB1 development.

It replaced the Great Eastern House, a 1956-1957 building by H.H. Powell, which was a typical office building for its era, as is the Microsoft building for its era.

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