Cambridge 2000: St Andrew's Road: Simoco building

Description: St Andrew's Road: Simoco building
Date built: 1970s
St Andrew's Road: Simoco building map for St Andrew's Road: Simoco building
Date photograph taken: 09 Jun 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

Simoco (Systems and Mobile Integrated Communications) was part of the Philips electronics company and before that was known as Pye Telecommunications, one of the early Cambridge hi-tech companies (whose original ancestry can be traced back to the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company).

The site was quite extensive and starting in 2000 it was re-developed for mostly residential purposes. In particular the building in the photograph was demolished in the summer of 2003 to make way for housing. Most of the new housing was built on the same part of the site as previous buildings, but some of it was put on the open space shown in the photograph. As can be seen, the land here abuts the Cam and flooded twice in 2001 and once in 2003.

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