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The Cass Centre building

About the Cass Centre

The Cass Centre stands on the site of Cambridge University Press, the oldest printing and publishing house in the world. Located just a short distance from the beautiful medieval city of Cambridge, the Cass Centre provides an inspirational setting for a host of events including business meetings, conferences, exhibitions, team-building days, corporate social events and sports activities.

The Cass Centre is a contemporary building that is striking in its design and unique in its personality. Surrounded by immaculate private grounds the venue provides a modern working environment, in a peaceful location that is easily accessible from the city centre.

Business Facilities

The Cass Centre is a versatile venue that offers flexibility for various layouts.

The relevant capacities are:
Boardroom 28     Theatre 100    Cabaret 48   
Reception 120     U-shape 24     Classroom 20  

We have a variety of AV equipment available at no extra cost, including a projector and large screen, 42” LCD TV, wi-fi, flipcharts and a PA system.

The Cass Centre offers a refreshing change from ordinary meeting rooms, and overlooks our sports and leisure facilities. Numerous windows allow maximum natural light into the venue. The venue offers a perfect location and ambience allowing visitors to focus on the event in hand.


*Delegate rates – Includes tea, coffee and biscuits, and use of all AV equipment (minimum number of delegates 10)

Day with lunch: £45 per person.
Day rate with sandwich lunch: £38 per person
Day without lunch: £32 per person.
Half day with lunch: £32 per person.
Half day without lunch: £22 per person.

Room-only rates include use of all AV equipment
Day (up to 8 hours): £560
Hourly Rate (minimum 2 hours): £70 per hour

*Evening rates
Drinks reception £18 per person (Nibbles and wine) or £30 per person (canapés and wine)
Private evening functions includes a staffed bar £450 (7pm – midnight) or £90 per hour.

*Prices are subject to VAT


We offer a variety of catering options for breakfast meetings, finger buffets and working lunches, and will happily cater for clients with special dietary requirements. Refreshments are available throughout the day.


The Cass Centre forms the focal point for a wide range of high-quality outdoor sporting facilities. These facilities are available to hire.

Our grounds are ideal for team-building events and the facilities include an all-weather, floodlit astroturf surface (suitable for tennis and five-a-side football), and cricket pitch.

A fitness studio is available to hire evenings and weekends (current classes include yoga, karate, self-defence, commercial dance and pilates).

The outside balcony provides a perfect setting for alfresco summer drinks and barbecues.

Sports Facilities:
Cricket Pitch    Astroturf    Tennis Courts    Fitness Studio
(Includes use of changing rooms, prices available on request)

Private Evening Functions

The Cass Centre is available for private evening functions.

£450 (7pm – midnight) or £90 per hour. Prices include a fully staffed bar.

Prices are subject to VAT

The Pitt Building

A distinguished choice for conferences, seminars, meetings, launches, training days and exhibitions...

Located on Trumpington Street between King’s College Chapel and the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Pitt Building is located in the heart of the historic city centre.

Flexible space for conferences, training sessions, meetings, product launches, lectures, exhibitions and drinks receptions
A desirable, historic and conveniently central location, offering immediate access to numerous hotels, restaurants and places of interest

For a brochure please contact:
The Events Office on 01223 330807, or email
The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP

The Cass Centre is owned and operated by Cambridge University Press.

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