Saunders Boston Architects strengthens Cambridge roots with expansion to headquarters

Saunders Boston Architects is set to expand its Cambridge headquarters, located at an important city centre junction overlooking Elizabeth Way roundabout, following planning approval for an office extension. The expansion comes at a landmark time for Saunders Boston Architects, which recently celebrated 50 years of practice in Cambridge and 100 years since its foundation.

The practice has designed the office expansion to accommodate its growing team and client roster; echoing the sentiments of its centenary celebrations in 2018, which unveiled a new brand image and the company’s continuing investment into new architectural technology, such as 3D design, building information modelling and VR technology.

John Blair, Director at Saunders Boston Architects, said: “The recently approved extension to our Cambridge office not only highlights our commitment to the city, but also to the architects that want to work and develop their careers here. As a local employer, we are looking forward to having the capacity and space to continue to train bright young architects, hire the best architectural talent and grow as a practice over the coming years.”

Saunders Boston Architects’ Cambridge office was formed after the First World War by the notable architect CH James. Since then, the practice has been instrumental in a range of projects, including the University of Cambridge Veterinary School Hospital, the Science Centre at Anglia Ruskin University and The Future Business Centre on Kings Hedges Road. The practice also works across the country and specialises in a variety of sectors, including education, higher education and science, interiors, residential, retirement living and care and sport and leisure.

Martin Lindus, Director at Saunders Boston Architects said:

“Saunders Boston Architects has designed many notable buildings in Cambridge, so it is particularly rewarding to be able to design an extension to our own base here – underlining our intentions for the practice’s next 50 years in Cambridge, and all those that follow.”