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The University has agreed to transfer Causewayside to Darwin College.

Causewayside, which is located to the north of The Fen Causeway and west of Coe Fen, will provide accommodation for staff and students of the College.  

Darwin College was founded in 1964 and over nearly 60 years has grown into a diverse international community of over 700 graduate students, as well as many post-doctoral researchers and fellows. Causewayside borders part of the Darwin College estate, and is within 200 metres of the main site. The location of Causewayside represents a unique opportunity to enable an organic expansion and enhancement of the College’s provision for graduate students and staff. This estate consolidation will also support the College’s aim of improving the shared student and post-doctorate facilities on its main site, including study spaces, seminar rooms, and social facilities.  

Expanding Darwin's accommodation close to the existing college will contribute to the Collegiate University's commitment to providing sustainable places to live that contribute to a high quality of life. Consolidating the college buildings within one area should also enable environmental goals to be met sooner and more cost-effectively. 

The University’s Eddington Development, located two miles northwest of the city centre, forms a vital part of the goal to create thriving and sustainable places to live and work. Eddington is a community consisting of homes available to university members and the public, as well as student accommodation, shops, services, and community spaces.  

The granting of a 200-year lease in Causewayside is a result of a successful collaboration between the University’s Estates Division and Darwin College. 


04 August 2022