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Design team sought for £32m Chengdu biotech campus

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A Chengdu-based life sciences company is seeking a UK architect for its new £32 million biotech campus

The project – promoted by the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) – will create a new outpost for the rapidly growing firm which specialises in DNA library formation.

Planned to complete in 2018, the scheme will create three 12,000m² buildings within the city’s ‘High-Tech Zone’.

According to the contract notice: ‘[The client] is seeking experienced UK companies to provide a concept design for the new research and develop centre as part of their planned expansion.

‘The UK design companies should be able to demonstrate previous experience in designing similar R&D centres. China experience preferred but not essential.’

Described as China’s ‘silicon valley’ – Chengdu is a major centre for high-tech electronics manufacturing, defence, medicine and international finance.

The city in Sichuan province also hosts a world-renowned breeding and research centre for giant pandas.

Hawkins\Brown, Make, and Broadway Malyan are among UK firms already working on projects in the city. France’s ADP Ingenieri defeated Zaha Hadid Architects in the competition for Chengdu’s new £7.2 billion airport last summer.

The deadline for applications is 30 August.

How to apply

Register with CBBC for more information

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