The Brooklands team look after the historic environment in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. It is the second largest region after the South West.
Contact details and opening hours
24 Brooklands Avenue
Cambridge CB2 8BU
Tel: 01223 582 700
Fax: 01223 582 701
The office and switchboard are open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm except on Bank Holidays and during Christmas and New Year closure. Please note that Brooklands is not open as an English Heritage site to visit.
What do we do?
The Brooklands team gives and manages grants; provides advice and guidance to owners, local authorities and other organisations; works on Heritage at Risk, gives expert advice on specific cases; produces Heritage Counts East of England, and works with others for the benefit of the historic environment.
In addition, Brooklands is home to the team looking after listing and scheduling and the team looking after our properties in the East and East Midlands. Brooklands also provides a base for photographers and archaeological investigators who work across England.
The Advice and Grants team is led by Regional Director, Greg Luton. Most staff are divided up between three geographically based teams: Bedfordshire and Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire and Norfolk which include building, archaeology, architect, surveyor and landscape specialists along with case work support staff.
About Brooklands House
The house was built in the 1820s for Richard Foster, who was a partner in Fosters Bank. Brooklands Avenue originally was the drive that connected Brooklands House to Hills Road where there was a lodge (demolished before 1927). Another drive ran to Trumpington Road via another Lodge which can be seen next to Hobson’s Conduit.
In 1858 the estate around Brooklands was sold off and the drive made into a road. The house was requisitioned during the Second World War and continued to be used as offices. The Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England took over the building in 1996 and English Heritage moved there when the two organisations merged in 1999. Brooklands is listed Grade II.
How to get here
By rail: Brooklands is about 15 minutes walk from Cambridge Station. At the end of Station Road turn left onto Hills Road and take the next right on to Brooklands Avenue. English Heritage is the last entrance before Trumpington Road on the left hand side.
By road: From the M11 and exit at Junction 11 for Trumpington and Cambridge. Drive through Trumpington. Brooklands Avenue is the turning on the right-hand side after the Nuffield Hospital and the entrance to Brooklands is the first right on Brooklands Avenue and is clearly signposted.
From the A428 exit onto the A1303 to Madingley. Drive until the road ends in a mini roundabout T-junction. Turn right onto the Backs and follow the road to the next roundabout. Take the first left. At the next mini roundabout turn right. Brooklands Avenue is the second turning on your left.
From the A14 take exit 35 Stow-cum-Quy and Cambridge and take the first left off the roundabout. Straight over the next two roundabouts. At the next roundabout turn left. Go straight over the next two crossroads, then left when the road ends in a T-junction. Straight over the mini roundabout. Brooklands Avenue is the second turning on your left.
Car parking: there are limited spaces in our car park, please use the Trumpington Park and Ride (the nearest stop is 'Nuffield Hospital') or use metered parking on Trumpington Road.