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Park Amenities

Granta Park has a range of amenities to ensure a convenient work-life balance. Our aim is to ensure everything you need is at hand on the estate. For further information please see below.

Granta conference centre

The Granta Conference Centre is a spacious, purpose-built conference facility offering a premier experience for businesses seeking a light and contemporary venue for their events.

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The Granta Conference Centre is a spacious, purpose-built conference facility offering a premier experience for businesses seeking a light and contemporary venue for their events.

The Centre has all the right ingredients to make your event a success with eight high-specification meeting rooms, event rooms designed for accessibility and a range of capacities for up to 300 delegates, as well as a restaurant and a coffee bar.

Whether you are planning an exhibition, conference or team building day, our range of flexible indoor spaces and outdoor areas makes the Granta Conference Centre the perfect choice.

Our events team brings together industry professionals with more than 35 years of combined international experience, who are committed to providing a premium service and building lasting relationships.

For enquires please contact the team at hello@grantacentre.co.uk – 01223 899572

Discovery Café

Located in the McClintock Building, the café is open daily and offers a wide selection of hot and cold food, Italian coffee and a range of cakes, snacks, drinks and freshly baked food.

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Discovery Café is located in the McClintock Building with great views overlooking the cricket pitch and seating both inside and outside.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?

Italian coffee from Piacetto – if you love your coffee, then you really should try the Piacetto coffee at Discovery Café!

In a hurry? Choose from some tasty items from the grab and go chiller, including our “help yourself” salad bar.

Delicious freshly made daily hot Chef’s specials.

A tempting array of cakes, snacks, baked goods and ice creams.

OPENING TIMES

Monday – Friday
Breakfast      8am – 10am
Lunch           12 noon – 2pm
Grab & Go    8am – 3pm
Deli Bar        11:30 am – 2pm

T: 01223 890571
E: discoverycafe@grantapark.co.uk

Discovery Cafe Hospitality Brochure

Discovery Cafe Hospitality Booking Form

Discovery café meeting room

The Discovery Café has recently been extended to accommodate extra seating during busy periods. The space can also be turned into a meeting room for use by companies based on Granta Park by use of bi-folding doors. Perfect for breakfast meetings, lunchtime team meetings or those all day events where all your catering needs are taken care of for you.

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The Discovery Café has recently been extended to accommodate extra seating during busy periods.

The space can also be turned into a meeting room for use by companies based on Granta Park by use of bi-folding doors. The room hire is free of charge for gatherings with a minimum hospitality order of £30 for a half day booking or £50 for a full day booking.

The room is perfect for breakfast meetings, lunchtime team meetings or those all day events where all your catering needs are taken care of for you.

For further information and a booking form, please see links below:

Discovery Cafe Meeting Room – Info & Booking Form

Discovery Cafe Hospitality Brochure

Discovery Cafe Hospitality Booking Form

Meeting Room Plan

Fitness Suite

The Amenity Building, due for completion at the end of 2017, will have a state-of-the-art fitness suite with full gym training facilities, squash and tennis courts, a three lane swimming pool and a healthy food cafeteria and juice bar. In the meantime read on for information with regards to our current Fitness Suite.

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Current plans for our fantastic new facility, due for completion at the end of 2017, include:

  • A three lane swimming pool
  • Three large fitness and dance studios overlooking woodland terrain
  • Two squash courts
  • Two outdoor tennis courts
  • A spinning studio
  • A small boxing studio
  • Two dry sauna, a Jacuzzi and power showers
  • A climbing wall
  • A stake-of-art gymnasium
  • High-end changing facilities
  • A healthy food cafeteria and juice bar

In the meantime the current Granta Park Fitness Suite is centrally located on the Park with wonderful views of the cricket pitch with a good range of cardio and weight resistance machines as well as free weights. The Suite includes an entertainment system with flat screen TV’s, Freesat, receivers for your personal headphones and iPod, as well as auxiliary docking stations in order to give members more audio and video control while exercising. Fitness instructors are available during the week to provide help and advice and discuss exercise programmes. Classes arranged by the Granta Park Fitness Instructors are free to members.

Membership Fee: The membership fee is £25.54 per person, per month. You will also need to pay £25 for an introduction with a Granta Park Fitness Instructor. If you are joining at the same time as one of your colleagues, you may receive a discount on your joining fee. A one off entry card fee of £15 is required when you join. No minimum membership period is required, but we do require 28 days advanced written notice to cancel your membership. For any questions or for further information, please email gym@grantapark.co.uk or telephone 01223 893710.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, 6AM-9PM

Current Gym Introduction 

Joining Form

Terms & Conditions

Standing Order Form

Health & Safety Form

Classes Timetable

Commuter Bus

Granta Park provides two commuter bus services, one from Cambridge Train Station with stops at Hills Road and Addenbrookes’ Hospital, and one from Whittlesford Parkway Station.

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Granta Park provides two commuter bus services, one from Cambridge Train Station with stops at Hills Road and Addenbrookes’ Hospital, and one from Whittlesford Parkway Station. Please click on the link below to see the full timetable. A single journey on the bus costs £1.50 and tickets can be purchased from the Discovery Café on Granta Park and some building receptions.

If you are visiting Granta Park for the first time and would like to use the commuter bus; just explain to the driver that it is your first journey to the Park and he/she will sell you a ticket for that journey only. Please purchase a ticket for your return journey and all future journeys when you reach the Park.

Please not the commuter bus now picks up from bus stop number 4 outside Cambridge Train Station.

Commuter Bus Stop Plan

Cambridge Commuter Bus Timetable – 1 Sept 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

Cambridge Commuter Bus Timetable – 1 Jan 2018 until further notice

Whittlesford Train Station Bus Timetable – until 31 Dec 2017

Whittlesford Train Station Bus Timetable – 1 Jan 2018 until further notice

Nursery

Granta Park Montessori Nursery accepts children aged from birth to five years for day care and pre-school, and up to eight years for out of school club.

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Granta Park Montessori Nursery opened on the science park in January 2001. The nursery is operated by the Sunhill Daycare Group, established for over 25 years. Sunhill operate nurseries covering five counties, including three other Montessori nurseries.

Due to new development on the Park the original nursery premises are about to be replaced with a newer, higher capacity nursery featuring the latest eco-building and energy saving techniques, due to open in 2018. Meanwhile the nursery is presently accommodated in temporary accommodation, which still provides excellent facilities including all weather Astroturf outdoor recreation areas to enable all children to gain plenty of physical exercise each day.

The nursery operates the Maria Montessori approach to early education, supervised by a qualified Montessori directress and pre-school staff. Children are introduced to the Montessori ethos before reaching pre-school age. The nursery accepts children aged from birth to 5 years for day care and pre-school, and up to 8 years for out of school club.

The nursery is open to families both on and off the park.

All Granta Park employees are eligible for discounted nursery fees.

Companies onsite can establish a cost saving nursery voucher scheme directly with Sunhill Daycare, as opposed to using voucher providers. NB this is shortly to be replaced by the Government’s Tax Free childcare salary sacrifice scheme.

Granta Park Nursery also provides the full range on government funded childcare for qualifying two year olds and all three and four year olds, presently up to 15 hours. A new 30 hour funded scheme will be introduced later in 2017, where both parents are working.

Car Share Scheme

Free to join, Granta Park’s car share scheme is a great way to set up a lift share with other staff members commuting to Granta Park. Granta Park has its own dedicated car share website which offers members a quick, easy and secure way to make contact with each other.

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Free to join, Granta Park’s car share scheme is a great way to set up a lift share with other staff members commuting to Granta Park. Granta Park has its own dedicated car share website which offers members a quick, easy and secure way to make contact with each other.

www.grantapark.liftshare.com

Benefits of car sharing include saving money, reducing local congestion and getting to know your colleagues.

Remember you don’t need to own a car to car share, you can just search for a lift too.

We are slowly introducing ‘car share only’ parking bays across the Park; to use these you will need a permit. Please see here for a step-by-step guide on how to register for the scheme or request a parking permit.

Foot & Cycle Paths

There are several options for those wishing to commute to Granta Park via foot or bicycle. For a plan see here.

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The N11 cycle route connects Cambridge to Sawston and there is a dedicated off-road cycle path linking Sawston and Babraham. There is a permissive cycle path through Babraham Farm which provides a link between Babraham and the Granta Park main entrance. This route includes a footbridge with cycle wheel ramps across the A11.  Additionally a link to the cycle route along the A1307 was opened in February 2017. This link provides a traffic free cycle route through The Babraham Institute which connects to the existing cycle network.

These cycle routes provide a cycle link between Cambridge and Granta Park as well as the villages to the south of Cambridge including Trumpington, Great Shelford, Stapleford, Sawston and Babraham.

In addition to these routes, there is a 2m wide asphalt surfaced shared footway / cycleway along the northern side of the A505 between Granta Park and Whittlesford Parkway railway station approximately 4km to the southwest of the site.

A narrow 1m to 1.5m wide footway / cycleway is also provided along the northern side of the A1307 between Hildersham and Linton, to the southeast of Granta Park. This provides a cycle link from Linton, with agreement with Cambridgeshire County Council to potentially extend the route to Granta Park in the future.

If you are not keen on cycling alone, why not find a BikeBUDi? The scheme is accessible through the car share website it is free to join and will match individuals cycling the same route so they can cycle together.