University of Cambridge Opens Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Building

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University of Cambridge Opens Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Building

The University of Cambridge opened a £60 million facility for the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in April of 2018 in the United Kingdom. Designed by BDP to promote collaboration and interaction, the 118,400-sf facility features a central atrium, BSL-2 and BSL-3 biological laboratories, cleanrooms, laser labs, optical and imaging suites, and a magnetic resonance research center. The project also provides an undergraduate teaching lab, two 120-seat lecture halls, an open-plan writeup space for postgraduate investigators, social spaces, and faculty and administrative offices. The multidisciplinary facility will support the complete cycle of scientific innovation from fundamental research through technology development and commercialization. The project team included lead contractor Morgan Sindall and civil and structural engineer Ramboll UK.