Cambridge 2000: Pleasant Row: Mount Pleasant House

Description: Pleasant Row: Mount Pleasant House
Date built: c1979
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Date photograph taken: 18 Apr 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

Several companies occupy this office complex, it was built in the days when the local government wanted such buildings to provide many car parking spaces, and so there is a large garage underneath and further parking to the side. The current policy has swung completely the other way, no new office building is allowed to have enough car parking spaces.

The entrance porch was added in the late 1990s.

For some reason, the building was never a great commercial success, and in line with what was happening elsewhere in Cambridge at the time, in 2016 it was announced that the building would be demolished and replaced with a student accommodation block, this one for St Edmunds's College.

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