Centre for Mathematical Sciences
The Centre for Mathematical Sciences was designed to encourage academic dialogue and discovery by bringing together the Pure and Applied Mathematics Departments of the University of Cambridge.
The complex was built in three phases and is made up of seven pavilions; a central social building; the circular Betty and Gordon Moore Library, home to the Stephen Hawking archive; and a gatehouse that forms a dramatic entrance to a new contemporary Cambridge courtyard.
The Centre for Mathematical Sciences has encouraged new research and funding and has had a positive impact on staff and student recruitment.
In a 2002 Post-occupancy Review of Buildings and their Engineering (PROBE) study, the performance of the buildings, together with a high level of satisfaction among academics and students, placed the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in the top percentile, a result endorsed by BSRIA after a subsequent study in 2006.