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The Pitt Building

Oriel Room Landscape image
City Centre Venue
Photographs showing the Newton Room in a variety of layouts
Light, Airy Rooms
Meeting room setup in a boardroom style
Excellent Value For Money
Close up shot of some of the culinary offerings at The Pitt Building
Bespoke Catering Packages
Photographs showing the Bentley Room in a variety of layouts
Highly Regarded Events Team
Darwin Room Cabaret
Excellent Facilities

The Pitt Building is located in central Cambridge and offers an outstanding range of modern conference facilities, combined with an historical atmosphere and first-class hospitality. Originally built to house Cambridge University Press, the University’s publisher, The Pitt Building has been one of Cambridge’s premier conference venues for over fifteen years.

The highly-experienced events team has a detailed understanding of the needs of events organisers, delegates and trainers. Motivated by delivering a first-class service that exceeds your expectations, there is a member of staff available at all times during your event to help you.

The facilities at the Pitt Building include 7 meeting rooms accommodating between 5 and 100 people. Room layouts are flexible, furniture is of a high standard and rooms are light and airy. All rooms benefit from an abundance of natural daylight, excellent Wi-Fi connection throughout the building and high-quality AV equipment.

Catering packages are varied, creative and flexible and range from breakfasts and cold finger buffets to hot fork buffets and evening canape receptions. Dietary requirements are well catered for and bespoke menus can be offered.

All food is freshly prepared, beautifully presented and clearly labelled. The Food Standards Agency recently awarded The Pitt Building a 5-star rating for very good hygiene standards.

The Pitt Building Events Team look forward to working with you.

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
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Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
A superb addition to the meeting room portfolio at The Pitt Building, the Bentley Room has recently been refurbished to the highest modern standards. The room is of generous proportions and offers high performance, built-in widescreen projection facilities and audio equipment, WiFi, magnetic walls for displays and climate control. A superb addition to the meeting room portfolio at The Pitt Building, the Bentley Room has recently been refurbished to the highest modern standards. The room is of generous proportions and offers high performance, built-in widescreen projection facilities and audio equipment, WiFi, magnetic walls for displays and climate control. A superb addition to the meeting room portfolio at The Pitt Building, the Bentley Room has recently been refurbished to the highest modern standards. The room is of generous proportions and offers high performance, built-in widescreen projection facilities and audio equipment, WiFi, magnetic walls for displays and climate control.
Bentley Room
60
24
20
24
30
Width: 8m
Length: 8.6m
A light, airy room, perfect for boardroom style meetings and small training courses. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed. The room is equipped with a built-in LCD screen, WiFi and climate control A light, airy room, perfect for boardroom style meetings and small training courses. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed. The room is equipped with a built-in LCD screen, WiFi and climate control
Cass Room
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10
-
Width: 4.5m
Length: 6m
On the first floor with dual aspect windows, the Wright Room features built-in LCD Screen, WiFi and climate control. The book-lined walls create a quiet, studious atmosphere making it an ideal space for interviews, boardroom meetings or a syndicate room for larger meetings. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed On the first floor with dual aspect windows, the Wright Room features built-in LCD Screen, WiFi and climate control. The book-lined walls create a quiet, studious atmosphere making it an ideal space for interviews, boardroom meetings or a syndicate room for larger meetings. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed On the first floor with dual aspect windows, the Wright Room features built-in LCD Screen, WiFi and climate control. The book-lined walls create a quiet, studious atmosphere making it an ideal space for interviews, boardroom meetings or a syndicate room for larger meetings. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed
Wright Room
20
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14
12
Width: 4.5m
Length: 7m
Aruguably one of the most stunning meeting rooms in Cambridge, this handsome room combines dramatic gothic features with the latest audio-visual and video-conferencing equipment. There is also WiFi access.The room lends itself to formal occasions and is a unique space for that special occasion.
Oriel Room
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24
-
Width: 7m
Length: 11m
Suitable for small meetings of up to 5 people. This room has WiFi access and is often hired for use in addition to another meeting room or as a conference office.
Thomas Room
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6
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Width: 3.2m
Length: 4.8m
Located on the ground floor this is an ideal room for training sessions, boardroom meetings, evening receptions and presentations. Fully equipped with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi internet access. This is a very popular room. Located on the ground floor this is an ideal room for training sessions, boardroom meetings, evening receptions and presentations. Fully equipped with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi internet access. This is a very popular room. Located on the ground floor this is an ideal room for training sessions, boardroom meetings, evening receptions and presentations. Fully equipped with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi internet access. This is a very popular room. Located on the ground floor this is an ideal room for training sessions, boardroom meetings, evening receptions and presentations. Fully equipped with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi internet access. This is a very popular room.
Newton Room
40
16
15
24
24
Width: 8m
Length: 14m
A versatile and spacious conference suite with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi access. This is our largest room and is often combined with the use of the adjacent Newton Room for lunches and networking reception space. A versatile and spacious conference suite with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi access. This is our largest room and is often combined with the use of the adjacent Newton Room for lunches and networking reception space.
Darwin Room
100
40
25
30
36
Width: 8m
Length: 18m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
A superb addition to the meeting room portfolio at The Pitt Building, the Bentley Room has recently been refurbished to the highest modern standards. The room is of generous proportions and offers high performance, built-in widescreen projection facilities and audio equipment, WiFi, magnetic walls for displays and climate control. A superb addition to the meeting room portfolio at The Pitt Building, the Bentley Room has recently been refurbished to the highest modern standards. The room is of generous proportions and offers high performance, built-in widescreen projection facilities and audio equipment, WiFi, magnetic walls for displays and climate control. A superb addition to the meeting room portfolio at The Pitt Building, the Bentley Room has recently been refurbished to the highest modern standards. The room is of generous proportions and offers high performance, built-in widescreen projection facilities and audio equipment, WiFi, magnetic walls for displays and climate control.
Bentley Room
50
8m
8.6m
A light, airy room, perfect for boardroom style meetings and small training courses. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed. The room is equipped with a built-in LCD screen, WiFi and climate control A light, airy room, perfect for boardroom style meetings and small training courses. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed. The room is equipped with a built-in LCD screen, WiFi and climate control
Cass Room
25
4.5m
6m
On the first floor with dual aspect windows, the Wright Room features built-in LCD Screen, WiFi and climate control. The book-lined walls create a quiet, studious atmosphere making it an ideal space for interviews, boardroom meetings or a syndicate room for larger meetings. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed
Wright Room
25
4.5m
7m
Aruguably one of the most stunning meeting rooms in Cambridge, this handsome room combines dramatic gothic features with the latest audio-visual and video-conferencing equipment. There is also WiFi access.The room lends itself to formal occasions and is a unique space for that special occasion.
Oriel Room
30
7m
11m
Located on the ground floor this is an ideal room for training sessions, boardroom meetings, evening receptions and presentations. Fully equipped with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi internet access. This is a very popular room. Located on the ground floor this is an ideal room for training sessions, boardroom meetings, evening receptions and presentations. Fully equipped with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi internet access. This is a very popular room. Located on the ground floor this is an ideal room for training sessions, boardroom meetings, evening receptions and presentations. Fully equipped with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi internet access. This is a very popular room. Located on the ground floor this is an ideal room for training sessions, boardroom meetings, evening receptions and presentations. Fully equipped with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi internet access. This is a very popular room.
Newton Room
100
8m
14m
A versatile and spacious conference suite with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi access. This is our largest room and is often combined with the use of the adjacent Newton Room for lunches and networking reception space.
Darwin Room
150
8m
18m

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
A superb addition to the meeting room portfolio at The Pitt Building, the Bentley Room has recently been refurbished to the highest modern standards. The room is of generous proportions and offers high performance, built-in widescreen projection facilities and audio equipment, WiFi, magnetic walls for displays and climate control. A superb addition to the meeting room portfolio at The Pitt Building, the Bentley Room has recently been refurbished to the highest modern standards. The room is of generous proportions and offers high performance, built-in widescreen projection facilities and audio equipment, WiFi, magnetic walls for displays and climate control. A superb addition to the meeting room portfolio at The Pitt Building, the Bentley Room has recently been refurbished to the highest modern standards. The room is of generous proportions and offers high performance, built-in widescreen projection facilities and audio equipment, WiFi, magnetic walls for displays and climate control. A superb addition to the meeting room portfolio at The Pitt Building, the Bentley Room has recently been refurbished to the highest modern standards. The room is of generous proportions and offers high performance, built-in widescreen projection facilities and audio equipment, WiFi, magnetic walls for displays and climate control.
Bentley Room
60
24
20
24
30
Width: 8m
Length: 8.6m
A light, airy room, perfect for boardroom style meetings and small training courses. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed. The room is equipped with a built-in LCD screen, WiFi and climate control A light, airy room, perfect for boardroom style meetings and small training courses. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed. The room is equipped with a built-in LCD screen, WiFi and climate control
Cass Room
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10
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Width: 4.5m
Length: 6m
On the first floor with dual aspect windows, the Wright Room features built-in LCD Screen, WiFi and climate control. The book-lined walls create a quiet, studious atmosphere making it an ideal space for interviews, boardroom meetings or a syndicate room for larger meetings. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed On the first floor with dual aspect windows, the Wright Room features built-in LCD Screen, WiFi and climate control. The book-lined walls create a quiet, studious atmosphere making it an ideal space for interviews, boardroom meetings or a syndicate room for larger meetings. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed On the first floor with dual aspect windows, the Wright Room features built-in LCD Screen, WiFi and climate control. The book-lined walls create a quiet, studious atmosphere making it an ideal space for interviews, boardroom meetings or a syndicate room for larger meetings. There is an interconnecting door to the Cass Room which is useful if extra space is needed
Wright Room
20
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14
12
Width: 4.5m
Length: 7m
Aruguably one of the most stunning meeting rooms in Cambridge, this handsome room combines dramatic gothic features with the latest audio-visual and video-conferencing equipment. There is also WiFi access.The room lends itself to formal occasions and is a unique space for that special occasion.
Oriel Room
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24
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Width: 7m
Length: 11m
Located on the ground floor this is an ideal room for training sessions, boardroom meetings, evening receptions and presentations. Fully equipped with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi internet access. This is a very popular room. Located on the ground floor this is an ideal room for training sessions, boardroom meetings, evening receptions and presentations. Fully equipped with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi internet access. This is a very popular room. Located on the ground floor this is an ideal room for training sessions, boardroom meetings, evening receptions and presentations. Fully equipped with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi internet access. This is a very popular room. Located on the ground floor this is an ideal room for training sessions, boardroom meetings, evening receptions and presentations. Fully equipped with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi internet access. This is a very popular room.
Newton Room
40
16
15
24
24
Width: 8m
Length: 14m
A versatile and spacious conference suite with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi access. This is our largest room and is often combined with the use of the adjacent Newton Room for lunches and networking reception space. A versatile and spacious conference suite with climate control, natural light, built-in high specification audio-visual equipment, induction loops, wheelchair access and WiFi access. This is our largest room and is often combined with the use of the adjacent Newton Room for lunches and networking reception space.
Darwin Room
100
40
25
30
36
Width: 8m
Length: 18m

Green Initiatives

  1. Delegates are offered recycled pens and paper pads.
  2. By using reusable glass water bottles and tablewear, single use plastic waste is kept to a minimum.
  3. Snack pots and bags offered with enhanced break options are packaged in compostable materials
  4. Recycling bins are available throughout the building and are used to encourage delegates to sort paper, plastic and general waste.

Did You Know?

  1. Named after William Pitt the younger who at the age of 24, became Britain's youngest Prime Minister.
  2. The Pitt Building is sometimes known as 'freshers' church' as many new Cambridge students believe that it is a church.
  3. Edward Bloor, official architect for Queen Victoria, completing Buckingham Palace in 1850, was appointed as architect for the Pitt Building.
  4. The historic Oriel Room is where every book published by Cambridge University Press, receives its official stamp of approval.

How To Find The Pitt Building

The Pitt Building
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RP

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