The Triangle – a new home for Cambridge Assessment

Cambridge Assessment, the University’s international exams group, will be moving to a new home in 2018. Called The Triangle, this new international headquarters will bring together all Cambridge Assessment’s Cambridge-based staff, currently based in 11 different offices across the city, under one roof. The site is on what was previously Cambridge University Press’s Edinburgh Building on Shaftesbury Road Cambridge, to the South-East of Cambridge city centre.


Outline planning permission was granted for the new headquarters in March 2015 and construction began in September 2015. The building is due to be completed at the end of 2017 for occupation in early 2018.

You can follow the latest progress on our time lapse camera here


About the development

In summary, the development of The Triangle will include:

  • Contemporary building which is sympathetic to the neighbouring conservation area and surrounding buildings
  • Office space to accommodate up to 3,000 employees by 2025
  • Catering areas, meeting rooms and archives space
  • Around 1325 cycle parking spaces
  • Around 189 car parking spaces
  • Green and outdoor spaces for relaxation and work including a number of courtyard gardens
  • The extension of the avenue of tree planting along Shaftesbury Road, creating additional habitats for wildlife
  • Commitment to high quality building
  • A 39.1 metre tower that will be a landmark when approaching Cambridge from the south

What is Cambridge Assessment?

Established over 150 years ago, Cambridge Assessment is the University’s international exams group. A major local employer, it carries out leading edge academic and operational research on assessment in education, designing and delivering assessments to over 8 million learners in over 170 countries.

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