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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Breaks Ground on Translational Research Capability Facility

Published 5/26/2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory broke ground on the $95 million Translational Research Capability facility in May of 2019 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Located on a brownfield site on ORNL’s main campus, the three-story, 100,000-sf building will provide laboratory and office space to support research programs in computing, quantum information, and materials science. Designed to promote collaboration and innovation, the flexible facility will feature atomic fabrication and materials characterization labs to accelerate the creation of novel quantum computing devices, as well as accommodating the development of energy storage and battery technologies. The sustainably designed structure is part of a comprehensive modernization plan that aims to meet growing space and infrastructure requirements for rapidly advancing fields while vacating buildings with higher operating costs, outdated infrastructure, and legacy waste issues. The design-build project is slated for completion in late 2022. ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.