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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Can we send equipment/literature to you prior to our event?

Yes! Please advise your event co-ordinator of this and send to (your event co-ordinator) Granta Centre, TWI Ltd, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6GP

What times are you open?

Our opening times are 08:00 – 17:00, however times can be flexible by arrangement.

When can I set up equipment for my event

Granta Centre are flexible with all set up times and will accommodate where possible. Please liaise with your event co-ordinator to arrange a specific time.

Do you have accommodation on site?

Granta Centre has basic student accommodation, great for an overnight stay with no fuss. We advise talking about your accommodation requirements with your event co-ordinator. 

Is your facility wheelchair friendly?

Yes! There is a lift which you can use if your conference is on another level, and all our rooms are wheelchair accessible. We also have plenty of disabled parking spaces immediately outside the front of the building, not to mention disabled toilets on every level.

Do you have a hearing loop?

Yes, we do in the Bourne Bridge, Granta and Lecture rooms

Can I bring my assistance dog?

Of course! We love dogs! (but sadly its only assistance dogs we can let in)

Is there a security gate?


Is the security gate a problem?

No. Please ensure that you use the right hand visitor’s lane on approach to the site where our security team will guide you through. There is also a map on the website that you can download and give to your guests before the day.

Is there room for a coach to park?

Yes, please arrange this with your event co-ordinator prior to your event.

How many parking spaces do you have?

100 free spaces adjacent to the main conference centre, plus an additional overflow car park that can hold up to 400 cars.

What local transport is there?

The closest bus is the number 13 between Cambridge and Haverhill. There is still however a short walk from Abington village to the Granta Centre. Bus Link -


There are numerous bike racks and showers available. Granta Park is also connected to Whittlesford Parkway rail station via a cycle route - about 2 miles

Do you use a particular taxi firm?

Panther - 01223 715715
Caz Cars - 01223 513693

How large are your screens?

The screens in Lecture Rooms 1 and 2 are 304x190cm, all the other rooms are 240x150cm.

What size does PowerPoint need to be?

All sizes can be accommodated, but to get the best results work to a ratio of 16:9.

Do you have white boards?

Each room has a flipchart stand, pad and pens provided. White boards can be hired through the Granta Centre at an additional cost.

Do you have IT assistance available onsite?

Yes! Your event manager will assist you with small requests.  We also have an onsite IT team to help with other issues.

Can I file my event?

Yes, four of our meeting rooms have recording facilities – please let your event co-ordinator know if you wish to use this facility.

Do you cater for all special diets?

Yes! We will happily discuss bespoke menus, tailored to your needs. Any of the 14 allergens are notified in all our menus as required. If you have any concerns please just let us know.

Can we have a social event one evening or at a weekend?

Yes, but we do have some specifics about weekend events, please contact us to discuss.

Do you have outdoor space to hire?

Yes, we have various outdoor spaces that can be used in conjunction with the hire of a meeting room.

Is there daylight in the rooms?

Yes! Natural daylight is available in all rooms except Lecture Rooms 1 and 2

"We always find the Granta Centre to be an excellent venue and the staff are always really helpful and efficient"

Ben - InterComm International Limited – November 2020