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The Pitt Building

City Centre Venue
Light, Airy Rooms
Excellent Value For Money
Bespoke Catering Packages
Highly Regarded Events Team
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 ten 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 8 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 WiFi 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.

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

The team at The Pitt Building look forward to working with you to prepare an exceptional menu to suit your event and budget. Menus are varied, creative and wholesome and can be tailored to the client’s individual requirements.

Catering at The Pitt Building includes working breakfasts, cold finger buffets, picnic lunches, hot and cold fork buffets or cocktail canapés.

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

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Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
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Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
Bentley Room
60
24
20
24
30
Width: 8m
Length: 8.6m
Cass Room
-
-
-
10
-
Width: 4.5m
Length: 6m
Wright Room
20
-
-
14
12
Width: 4.5m
Length: 7m
Oriel Room
-
-
-
24
-
Width: 7m
Length: 11m
Thomas Room
-
-
-
6
-
Width: 3.2m
Length: 4.8m
Newton Room
40
16
15
24
24
Width: 8m
Length: 14m
Darwin Room
100
40
25
30
36
Width: 8m
Length: 18m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
Bentley Room
50
8m
8.6m
Cass Room
25
4.5m
6m
Wright Room
25
4.5m
7m
Oriel Room
30
7m
11m
Thomas Room
-
3.2m
4.8m
Darwin Room
150
8m
18m

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
Bentley Room
60
24
20
24
30
Width: 8m
Length: 8.6m
Cass Room
-
-
-
10
-
Width: 4.5m
Length: 6m
Wright Room
20
-
-
14
12
Width: 4.5m
Length: 7m
Oriel Room
-
-
-
24
-
Width: 7m
Length: 11m
Thomas Room
-
-
-
6
-
Width: 3.2m
Length: 4.8m
Newton Room
40
16
15
24
24
Width: 8m
Length: 14m
Darwin Room
100
40
25
30
36
Width: 8m
Length: 18m
Garrod Room
-
-
6
8
-
Width: -
Length: -

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 ‘fresher’s 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