Date: 12th March 2019

Downing College Cambridge is delighted to announce the reopening of the West Lodge. The Grade I listed West Lodge reception rooms have been closed since November 2018 for an extensive interior refurbishment. The West Range was built between 1818 - 1821 and designed by English architect William Wilkins (1775-1839) whose work also included the National Gallery, University College London and St George's Hospital (now The Lanesborough hotel.) The high-quality, sympathetic refurbishment works have significantly enhanced the functionality of The West Lodge, whilst preserving its architectural heritage. The West Lodge and Maitland Rooms have benefited from substantial improvement to the décor, lighting, and furniture providing a beautiful environment for lunches, private dinners and networking events. On the first floor, the Tim Cadbury and Music Rooms have been refurbished as splendid meeting spaces with high specification AV equipment and improved access via the spiral staircase. Room-controlled air cooling has been installed throughout in a scheme similar to the Howard Building, Howard Theatre, and Battcock Lodge bedrooms. Sound proofing has been upgraded facilitating independent use of the rooms on each floor.

We will be hosting an open day on Thursday 11th April, but if you would like to view our facilities befiore then or need further information please contact the team!