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WYNG Gardens officially opened by WYNG Foundation

5 June 2017

WYNG Gardens officially opened by WYNG Foundation

WYNG Gardens was officially opened on Monday 5 June by Dr Anthony Ng of the WYNG Foundation. The Foundation made a donation to support the construction of the new accommodation block, which provides 72 en-suite rooms. The building offers high-spec contemporary interiors designed to be a suitable living and study space for Trinity Hall undergraduates, as well as offering residential conferencing facilities. Attending the opening were Fellows of the College, trustees of the WYNG Foundation and representatives from Balfour Beatty, Bidwells and architect Freeland Rees Roberts.

The accommodation has been very popular with students, explains Glen Sharp, Junior Bursar: “WYNG Gardens is a welcome addition to the student residential portfolio of Trinity Hall and meets the growing expectations of students. The rooms provide a tranquil and relaxing environment to relax and study, close to the heart of the City Centre with comfortable and attractive communal spaces. WYNG Gardens has proven to be an attractive choice for students balloting for accommodation next year.”

Anthony Ng and Simon Guest in the garden of WYNG Gardens
Anthony Ng and Simon Guest in the garden at WYNG Gardens

Dr Anthony Ng, a trustee of the Hong Kong based WYNG Foundation, opened the building:  “By supporting WYNG Gardens, we hope future generations of students will find a comfortable environment at Cambridge to acquire the knowledge to explore and benefit the world.”

The Master and Anthony Ng at the official WYNG Gardens opening
The Master and Anthony Ng

This donation is part of the WYNG Foundation’s wider commitment to the College and the University. Previously it has enabled the creation of new Fellowships and graduate studentships in the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences at the University, in partnership with the Hatton Trust and Hong Kong University.

Photos by Kiloran Howard

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