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Capella FAQs

Capella FAQs

This page is for frequently asked questions about Capella, further information will be added as we get closer to our move. If you have a question which you would like to be added to this page, or if you would like any further details please get in touch with the Project Coordinator for the Stem Cell Institute, Katie Light (kcl36@cam.ac.uk).

 

Where is Capella?

Capella is located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus which is home to a number of institutions and organisations including 12 Academic Departments in the School of Clinical Medicine, the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC LMB) and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) and Rosie Maternity Hospital. The Campus is expanding with, amongst others, Astra Zeneca, Abcam and the Papworth Hospital all moving to Campus in the coming months.

Travel information

Capella is located on Puddicombe Way on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus with good transport links to Cambridge and the surrounding area.

Cycling

For those choosing to cycle to work, there will be cycle hoops installed for bike parking, in covered shelters which will have a ‘green’ planted roof of wildflowers. Shower facilities are also available in the building.

Bus links

The U bus stops on Puddicombe Way. For university members the service costs £1 per journey. The bus runs from Eddington to the Biomedical Campus via the station. Further information and timetables are available on the Whippet website. There are a number of public buses running to the campus, further information on bus routes can be found on the Cambridgeshire County Council website.

The Trumpington and Babraham Park and Ride sites are both nearby and have direct buses to the Biomedical Campus site.

What catering facilities are there in Capella?

Capella will have a café located on the ground floor which will open out on to the grass area shared with the CRUK Cambridge Institute in the Li Ka Shing Centre. The café has space for 150 people, with both indoor and outdoor seating and will be run by Catermasters who also run the cafés in the Clinical Schools and the CRUK Cambridge Institute.

Each floor will have a tea point area equipped with a fridge and a microwave and a boiling water tap for making hot drinks.

What facilities are there on the Biomedical Campus?

The Biomedical Campus has a number of facilities, including a number of shops and food outlets on the Concourse. The Frank Lee Centre is an onsite members gym with a swimming pool, gym facilities, exercise classes and a members bar. For cyclists, the Campus Cycle Hub is open on site each day from 8am-5pm for bike repairs and servicing.

Which institutes will be in Capella?

Along with the Stem Cell Institute, Capella will also house the The Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease and the Milner Therapeutics Institute.

Who can I contact with queries?

Please contact the Project Coordinator, Katie Light with queries in the first instance on kcl36@cam.ac.uk or get in touch with your lab’s move champion (Institute Members only).