Rosalind Franklin Institute Breaks Ground on Translational Research Hub

Published 5-29-2019
  • Rosalind Franklin Institute - Harwell Campus Hub
  • Rosalind Franklin Institute - Harwell Campus Hub

    Courtesy of IBI Group.

The Rosalind Franklin Institute broke ground in May of 2019 on a £40 million campus hub in Harwell in the United Kingdom. The four-story, 58,000-sf facility will provide the government-funded research center with labs, instrumentation suites, offices, and interaction spaces to support leading-edge translational medicine programs. Housing the world’s first pulsed-source TEM for life science discovery, the ground floor of the building will feature a vibration-isolated foundation to accommodate advanced electron microscopy and mass spectrometry, with stainless steel reinforcement and non-ferrous infrastructure providing EMI mitigation. The remaining three floors will house collaborative workspaces, offices, social areas, and labs for imaging, structural biology, and chemistry. Design, construction, and delivery of the project is being managed by UKRI-STFC (UK Research and Innovation Science and Technologies Facilities Council) with IBI Group as architectural consultant and Mace as general contractor. The building will accommodate over 200 academic and industry researchers and is slated for completion in late 2020.

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