Biochemistry Completion

Artist's impression of the University's new Biochemistry building, currently under construction

© Hawkins Brown


Location Science Area
Department(s) Department of Biochemistry
About the building

The project provides outstanding new facilities for interdisciplinary science across the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and Medical Sciences divisions. It completes the new Biochemistry building, whose first phase was delivered some years ago, and provides more laboratory space as well as areas designed to facilitate interdisciplinary working. The overall structure is the largest laboratory building the University has ever constructed.
The project was finished ahead of schedule and under budget despite challenging circumstances, including the Covid-19 pandemic and uncertainty over Brexit.

As well as the Department of Biochemistry, the building also provides accommodation for other research units at the interface between the life and physical sciences, including the Kavli Institute for NanoScience Discovery, a recently-announced research unit that aims to bring together the expertise of scientists from many different fields to make breakthroughs in the emerging field of nanoscience - breakthroughs that could have huge social and economic benefits.

Practical completion December 2020
Architect Hawkins Brown
Main contractor Laing O'Rourke