WELLCOME-WOLFSON BUILDING, INSTITUTE FOR EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE
The new Wellcome-Wolfson Building (Institute for Experimental Medicine) next to the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) is now almost complete. It is the latest phase in the configuration of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences and is designed to enhance its internationally recognised excellence in education and research. The initial phases of this re-organisation programme brought together CCRCB and the Centre for Infection and Immunity onto the University’s Health Sciences campus.
The new building has an area of almost 7,300m² over four floors in two accommodation blocks, which are linked by internal walkways across an atrium space at each floor - this is to facilitate collaboration between research groups. It is based on the creation of generic biomedical research accommodation, involving large flexible labs with secondary lab and equipment areas, Principal Investigator offices, research staff write-up areas, and support space. The design allows for space within the building to be adapted to suit the changing requirements of research groups on the campus.
In keeping with the University’s commitment to sustainability, the building has been designed to minimise its impact on the environment and to achieve the target of Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) "Excellent".