The Cambridge YMCA gained its first proper gym facility known as the Gymcam, in late 1988. Originally, there was just a sports room. The YMCA was anxious not to duplicate the facilities of the Kelsey Kerridge gym in 1974, which may have led to objections from that establishment, and as gyms were nowhere near as popular as today, a gym development at Queen Anne House was seen as an unwise investment. As it was, in that era of galloping inflation, the building was restricted - a storey being left off the front block due to financial difficulties.
Much of the reception area decor at Queen Anne House dates back to the 1980s. Cambridge YMCA moved to the Queen Anne House location in 1974, but the current reception desk dates from circa 1984. Originally, reception was a hatch in the wall on the right hand side as you entered the building, with two offices occupying the space where the current desk is. After the current desk was installed, there were two office spaces behind it with a connecting door, but these were knocked into one in the mid-to-late 1980s. The two glass sides to the desk were a much later addition, probably dating to the early 21st Century.