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Lab of Molecular Biology


The Laboratory of Molecular Biology, designed by RMJM Architects, doubles the size of one of the world’s leading and most famous laboratories. The £212 million project for the Medical Research Council in Cambridge was built by Bam Construction and handed over to the Medical Research Council in November 2012. The LMB building design is a result of many years of collaboration between LMB scientists, RMF/KJ Tait engineers, RMJM architects and BAM Construction, shaping the design to meet the needs of the LMB for the next 50 years and beyond.

The 32,500m2 development, which from the air resembles an X-chromosome, is both striking to look at and excellent to work in, with a large atrium and circulation-space joining two asymmetrical blocks. It incorporates state-of-the-art facilities for 400 scientists and 200 support staff.

Elite supplied all the ironmongery for this huge ground breaking project and we were delighted when the building was awarded the joint winner of the 2014 S-Lab award for new research laboratories worldwide by the EAUC, credit to the designers RMJM.