Cambridge 2000: Huntingdon Road: NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany)

Description: Huntingdon Road: NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany)
Date built: 1921
Architect: P. Morley Horder
Huntingdon Road: NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany) (P. Morley Horder) map for Huntingdon Road: NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany)
Date photograph taken: 26 Dec 2002 (Alternative map: Google map)

A charming building, with a not so charming (but fairly typical) 1960s extension at the back. Behind the 1960s block is a 1983 library designed by David Yandell, who was working for Bidwells at the time.

NIAB is concerned with seed testing, and as a result had extensive land behind. Once upon a time, it was far removed from city life, but in time housing spread all the way to its boundary, and most of its own land, and other nearby agricultural land, is being converted to housing.

In 2020, NIAB moved to another nearby site, and in 2021-2022 this original building was converted to flats.

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