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At the park

Granta Park® has a range of amenities to provide 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.

Food and Drink

Restaurant at the Apiary

The restaurant is currently closed. 

Food and drinks can still be pre-ordered for take-away from the Costa Coffee & Sandwich bar using the Granta Park app. See below for more information. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Apiary Costa Coffee & Sandwich Bar

The coffee & sandwich bar is currently open between 10.30 and 14:30, Monday to Friday and operating a takeaway service only. Provided the facility is well used, it will remain open for those working at the Park.

Please note, all food must be pre-ordered using the Granta Park app from 6am each day (coffee and a selection of grab and go items can now be paid for at the till).

Bacon rolls, hot drinks and grab and go items can be pre-ordered for collection from 08:00 (all other items can only be collected between 10:30 and 14:30). 

Using the app, you will be able to order a variety of hot and cold items, from sandwiches to homemade soup . All food is made fresh on site every day in a COVID secure environment.

Hot and cold drinks, crisps, chocolate, fruit and baked goods will also be available. Check out the Granta Park app for more information on current menus. 

If you are heading over to The Apiary please check in using the NHS Test & Trace QR code at the entrance to the building and don't forget your face covering.

If you have already downloaded the app, make sure to update to the latest version. If you haven't already got the app, please download now using steps 1 and 2 below.

Please note: the app is designed for mobile phones only, it is not designed for tablets or your desktop.

STEP 1:

Download the Android version of the app here.

Download the Apple version of the app here.

STEP 2:

Once the app has downloaded follow the on-screen instructions to create an account; once signed up you will receive an activation email - in order to access the app you will need to first activate the account via this link (don't forget to check your junk or spam folder if you do not see this activation email straight away).

If you experience any problems downloading or using the Granta Park app, please email: tracy.thomas@grantapark.co.uk, or use the app feedback form.

Fitness

Fitness wellbeing

Our state-of-the-art facility, operated by Nuffield Health, offers a 25m swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, a climbing wall, spin studio, class studios and fully equipped gym.

No other science park in the UK offers it’s occupiers such a superb facility perfectly situated overlooking woodland terrain.

Users also benefit from a fantastic range of weekly classes, included within the monthly membership fee. To take a video tour of the facility or to view the class timetable you can visit their website here.

Other services that the Nuffield Health facility offer are personal training, beauty treatments and physiotherapy.

To ask a question or to find out when the next ‘Sign Up’ event is taking place please email grantapark@nuffieldhealth.com or call 01223 606350

Sports Clubs

The social committee organise a variety of team sports, including rounders, five-a-side football and volleyball.

Cricket

Granta Park® has a unique centrally located cricket pitch and a full range of events held throughout the year.

Mapped Walking Routes

For those of you that who enjoy a lunch time stroll we have put together some maps of basic walking routes around Granta Park.

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to be more active and become healthier. Getting outside and taking some time away from your desk has also been proven to have great mental health benefits.

Perhaps you could use these routes as inspiration as a stepping stone to something amazing!

Our mapped walks can be downloaded here. If you would like to start recording your progress you can also download a walking diary here.

We hope to add more walks, on and off the Park, in the coming months.

Please note that all walks are undertaken at your own risk and Granta Park accept no responsibility or liability for any loss or injury. Walkers should wear appropriate footwear/clothing and be aware of natural obstacles that one might expect to encounter on routes such as these. Take particular care on uneven surfaces. We would also remind you to take due care when traversing the public areas surrounding Granta Park.

Conference and Networking

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.

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, the range of flexible indoor spaces and outdoor areas makes the Granta Conference Centre the perfect choice.

The 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 enquiries please contact the team at hello@grantacentre.co.uk or 01223 899572.

Networking

A wide range of networking events are held throughout the year offering those on the Park ample opportunity to share information. This helps to create a culture of collaboration within Granta Park and the wider business community.

Nursery

Nursery

Operated by Sunhill Daycare the Granta Park® Montessori Nursery offers a maximum of 90 places between the opening hours of 07:30-18:30, Monday to Friday.

The premises have been carefully designed to offer children a stimulating and exciting environment to play and learn in. Each room has its own secure outdoor area, offering all children interesting and challenging experiences both indoors and outdoors in all weathers. The outdoor areas have been created to develop children’s early science skills, and to help promote children’s creative and critical thinking. Kirsty Love, Head of Childcare and Operations at Sunhill Daycare, comments that the building itself ‘provides an inspirational environment for children to learn in.’

The Montessori ethos is used, alongside the Early Years Foundation Stage. Montessori focuses on the immense capacity of children to absorb information by giving them the freedom and independence to learn at their own pace. This is based on the deep understanding of the way children learn, through choosing, trying and doing things for themselves. Activities are designed to teach children independence from an early age, including self-serving their own meals, and washing up and tidying up afterwards. 

Sunhill offer both 15 and 30 hours government funding for eligible children, which is stretched across 50 weeks of the year, and also accept childcare vouchers and payment via tax free childcare. 

More information is available online at www.sunhilldaycare.com, or alternatively contact Rosie on 01223 892010. Email grantaparknursery@sunhilldaycare.com to arrange a visit.

Sustainability

Sustainability

We strive to provide a clean environment for both our human and wildlife populations. By managing a full recycling program we actively care for our environment.

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Travel

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. Please click on the links to see the full timetables.

Tickets are electronic and cost £1.50 each (single journey).  They can be purchased in bulk or individually via the 'Travel' section of the Granta Park app. You must have your e-ticket ready to be scanned by the driver for entry on to one of our commuter buses.

For more information on e-tickets please read this notice

ALL bus users are required to use a face covering - either a traditional face mask or other covering that MUST cover both the nose and mouth at a minimum.  Anyone not using a face covering will be denied access to any of our buses.

Please keep 2 metres apart at all bus stops, wait for the person in front of you to board and depart cab area before you enter bus and seat every other row where possible.  Face covering must be worn at all times.

Car share scheme

Free to join, the Granta Park® 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.

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. The ‘car share only’ bays are currently available within the Parking Groves and Riverside Buildings car park.

In March 2020 we launched Smart Parking at Granta Park, this allows those who car share to authenticate their journeys via a simple app on their phones. This new authentication process now gives us an accurate representation of when the dedicated car share bays are in use, ultimately allowing us to make sure there are always enough bays to go around.

Foot & cycle paths

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. A Cambridge to Saffron Walden cycle map can be viewed here

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 cycling partner? There is a cycle journey section available through the car share website it is free to join and will match individuals cycling the same route so they can cycle together.

Granta Park staff are also entitled to make use of Travel for Cambridgeshire discounts (further details are available on the TfC website). To use these discounts you will simply need to show some form of company I.D and state that you work on Granta Park.

Bicycle loan programme

Bicycle loan programme

Granta Park® bicycles are available for staff based on the Park to borrow during their working day. They provide a great opportunity to grab some fresh air and take a break from your desk.

24-hour security

24-hour security

Granta Park® has a gated entrance and 24-hour security in operation 365 days a year. With regular park patrols and the latest security measures in place, everyone working at or visiting the Park can enjoy a secure environment.

If you need to contact Security please call 01223 891 369.

Granta Park APP

Granta Park APP

Our app has been created to offer everything an employee based on Granta Park may need. Please see below for a list of the functions available:

  • Map of Granta Park and the amenities
  • Information on the Granta Park nursery and conference centre
  • Link to the car share scheme
  • Link to the current commuter bus timetables and new 'live bus tracker'
  • Information about the non-member services available at The Apiary Fitness & Wellbeing Centre
  • A fully comprehensive Nuffield Health gym member app (further information below)
  • Ability to view the menus and daily specials at The Apiary
  • Ability to pre-order food and drinks for collection from The Apiary
  • Ability to purchase and redeem commuter bus tickets

All employees on Granta Park are invited to download the app now using steps 1 and 2 - only Granta Park Nuffield Health gym members need to follow the steps thereafter. Please note: the app is designed for mobile phones only, it is not designed for tablets or your desktop.

STEP 1:

Download the Android version of the app here.

Download the Apple version of the app here.

STEP 2:

Once the app has downloaded follow the on-screen instructions to create an account; once signed up you will receive an activation email - in order to access the app you will need to first activate the account via this link (don't forget to check your junk or spam folder if you do not see this activation email straight away).

GYM MEMBERS ONLY:

Once you have explored the Granta Park app and you are ready to set up your gym members’ access, please complete the following steps:

  • Click 'Fitness & Wellbeing' and then 'Member'.
  • You will then be redirected to download the gym app which is exclusive to members.
  • We have imported all existing members into the app so when prompted to create an account or log-in, simply hit “Forgot Password”.
  • Enter the email address you use for your Nuffield Health membership (it is important you use the correct email address that Nuffield Health have on their system, otherwise it will not recognise you).
  • Once you have created your new password you can close this window.
  • From this point onward, you can simply hit the “Member” button in your Granta Park app and it will take you straight into the gym app so you only need to add the Granta Park App to your home-screen. (Please note that you must keep the Granta Park Gym app installed on your phone to enable the link & functionality).

If you experience any problems downloading or using the Granta Park app, please email tracy.thomas@grantapark.co.uk, or use the app feedback form.

If you experience any problems downloading or using the Gym members’ app, please email grantapark@nuffieldhealth.com or call 01223 606350.