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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

Overlooking tennis courts and woodland terrain this beautiful restaurant is the perfect place to take a break from your desk and enjoy some delicious food.

Serving hot breakfast from 8am and a lunch service from 11.30am the facility offers something for everyone. Choose from the daily hot special, made to order menu or deli bar or grab n go unit. Come along on a Friday and enjoy a fresh pizza from the pizza oven central to the restaurant.

Comfy seating and feature lighting sets the atmosphere. At one end of the restaurant you will find our 82 inch Sky TV showing sports events and news while at the other you will find booth seating, perfect for lunch meetings.

To keep up-to-date with any plans and the menu follow the restaurants Facebook page, a link to which can be found here.

HOT FOOD OFFER: Breakfast – 8am-10am, Lunch – 11.30am-2pm

Coffee, juices, sandwiches, salads and other grab n go items are also available between 8am-4pm.

The Apiary Costa coffee & juice press

Within The Apiary building you will also find The Apiary Costa Coffee & Juice Press. Offering a range of hot and cold drinks, Grab n Go sandwiches, baguettes and wraps, confectionery, fruit and a selection of cakes for that afternoon treat.

The space is perfect for informal meetings away from the office or a place to simply switch off for a while.

OPENING HOURS: 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday

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, and also accept childcare vouchers and payment via tax free childcare. A discount is also available for Granta Park employees.

More information is available online at www.sunhilldaycare.com, or alternatively contact Rosie or Dawn on 01223 892010 or 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 cost £1.50 each (single journey) and can be purchased in bulk or individually.  To ride on this service you must produce one Granta Park commuter bus ticket directly to the driver.  The driver is only able to sell a ticket for a genuine first journey to the Park, e.g. for the first day at a new job.  The driver can only accept the correct money (£1.50) – no change can be given.  A ticket for your return journey and all future journeys MUST be purchased from Granta Park.  

IMPORTANT CHANGE TO CAMBRIDGE STATION BUS STOP LOCATION - Due to circumstances outside of our control we will now be collecting / dropping off passengers at an alternative bus stop outside Cambridge Train Station.  The new bus stop is straight ahead of the main entrance to the train station along Station Road (on the right hand side).  Please click the link to our plan for the exact location.  This change comes into effect from the 1 June.

From 1 June all bus users will be required to use a face covering - either a traditional face mask or other covering that MUST cover both the nose and mouth as a minimum.  Please follow this link for guidance on how to wear, and if necessary make, a face covering:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering  

Anyone not using a face covering will be denied access to any of our buses from the 1 June.

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.

ATM cash machine

ATM

For your convenience, a FREE ATM cash machine is located in The Apiary.

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.