The University of Reading began construction in March of 2017 on the £55 million Health and Life Sciences Building in the United Kingdom. Located on the Whiteknights campus in Reading, the four-story, 81,000-sf project will provide two floors dedicated to wet and dry research, as well as teaching labs, seminar rooms, classrooms, offices, and the Cole Museum of Zoology. Enabling the consolidation of the School of Biological Sciences in a single location, the collaborative facility will feature an instructional space capable of accommodating 280 students, making it one of the largest teaching labs in the nation. A bioresource unit (BRU) will support animal research, including the development of treatments for epilepsy, heart disease, and obesity. General contractor Balfour Beatty will utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the delivery of the project, which is slated for completion in winter of 2019.