Cambridge Judge Business School

Cambridge Judge Business School

Site master planning and delivery of The Simon Sainsbury Centre at The Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Winner of a 2019 RIBA National Award, 2019 Civic Trust Award and Michael Middleton Special Award as an outstanding project. Also winner of a Cambridge Design and Construction Award 2019.

Project value £21.46 M

Our role - Strategic project managers as well as funder's representatives for the funder The Monument Trust for a masterplan exercise and the construction of the Simon Sainsbury Centre

Team - Stanton Williams with Arup, AKT II, Gardiner & Theobald, Currie & Brown , SDC Builders and University of Cambridge Estate Management and The Cambridge Judge Business School.







Stuart’s contribution as Strategic Project Manager and Funder’s representative was invaluable. Drawing on his expertise and experience of projects of this complexity he steered the team to a successful outcome. The new building will provide the quality of facilities required to sustain the development of CJBS over the next 15 years and Stuart has ensured that the project’s objectives were realised.

This was not just a matter of technical skill and experience – the positive relationships between team members and the attention given to stakeholder communication were vital factors in achieving our goals. Stuart’s awareness of the importance of these interactions demonstrates his understanding of the priorities in effective project management.


Steve Lydall, Director of Site Development, Cambridge Judge Business School.



A failed planning history. A stuttering fund-raising campaign. A local architect out of his depth. Then in steps Stuart Johnson and a major transformation follows: a design competition attracts a world class field and a outstanding architect wins. A masterplan falls into place. City planners are carefully consulted. A team of contractors and specialist advisers come together under Stuart's baton. Hurdles that had seemed insurmountable are cleared with ease. And a splendid building emerges, delivered with a minimum of fuss, a deeply satified client, and not a penny over budget.


Alan Bookbinder, Director, Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts for The Monument Trust