Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre
East Anglia, Cambridgeshire
The Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre is a beautiful complex within the Hinxton Hall Estate and its 125-acre parkland. It is located alongside research institutions that are both at the forefront of the biomedical revolution and home to life-changing scientific history, creating a unique combination of atmosphere, history and cutting-edge science.
The Conference Centre opened its doors in 1998, six years after the Wellcome Trust bought Hinxton Estate, restoring Hinxton Hall and transforming it, and its old stable block and kitchen garden, into a purpose-built Conference Centre. During 2012-2015 the venue was further developed by the addition of an elliptical roof of steel and glass covering 1600m² of new exhibition and breakout spaces. A whole new accommodation block was also built, bringing the on-site accommodation capacity up to 134 modern, comfortable bedrooms.
The Conference Centre is an impressive modern space surrounding the recently-refurbished Francis Crick Auditorium. Underneath the new glass roof lies a large, naturally-lit open venue with an event bar – ideal for informal discussion, networking, poster sessions and evening drinks – and the Campus Genome Gallery. Off the main area are two medium-large meeting rooms (Rosalind Franklin and Barbara McClintock Pavilions) that can be set up in a variety of layouts, and two small loft meeting rooms upstairs.
Hinxton Hall complements the modern Centre with three sumptuous period meeting rooms, lounges, a residents’ bar, and the Conference Centre restaurant.
Our facilities are open for conference and meeting bookings primarily – although not exclusively – from the biomedical sciences sector. We also have an in-house Event Management Service designed to help clients organise smooth-running and successful events at the Wellcome Genome Campus. As a sign of our commitment to scientific and medical progress, we offer preferential rates for clients from this sector.
The Conference Centre is part of Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science, providing meeting, networking and relaxation spaces conducive to learning and sharing.
- From £62.00
Maximum Delegate Capacities
- Under 1 mile
- 2 miles
- 13.7 miles
Transport & Parking Facilities
We have free parking onsite for 180 cars, and provision for cyclists. The Campus is a 5 minute taxi drive from Whittlesford Parkway railway station and 10 minutes from Audley End station, both of which have direct links to London and Cambridge. The nearest airport is London Stansted Airport, only 13.7 miles away.
Official Star Ratings and Awards
Rated 9.0 Wonderful on Booking.com
The Conference Centre opened its new state-of-the-art facilities in October 2015. Blending stunning contemporary architecture with the existing Grade II*- listed country house of Hinxton Hall, the new purpose-built venue provides an energising space in an idyllic setting. It also provides a one-stop-shop for biomedical sector events with on-site accommodation, restaurant and conference facilities:
- 300-seat Auditorium with all the latest audio-visual capabilities
- Superb exhibition area with poster display provision, bar and refreshment stations
- 8 distinctive meeting rooms with flexible set-up options for groups of 2 to 130 people
- Event Management Service designed to help clients organise smooth-running and successful events on site
- A 300-seat restaurant with view over the lawns
- On-site accommodation: 134 modern and comfortable bedrooms
- Outdoor space for team building activities and BBQs
- All-inclusive 8-, 12-, or 24-hour delegate packages
- Complimentary WIFI
- Folding Brompton rental bikes
- Complimentary parking for 180 cars and bike racks