1875 : Cambridge Military Hospital

The Cambridge Military Hospital was built and would go on to become the most significant heritage asset at Wellesley.

The hospital was built to replace existing hutted hospital accommodation and its design utilised the new continental idea of pavilion wards linked by corridors to provide the fresh air to patients and prevent infection spreading between wards.

During the First World War, the hospital was the first base hospital to receive casualties straight from the Western Front.