The Laboratory of Molecular Biology, for the Medical Research Council, will form the first phase of development of the 30ha Cambridge Medical Campus.
Set 4km south of the city centre, the development will include a new learning centre and hotel facilities as well as further clinical development space to accommodate the expansion of the adjacent Addenbrooke's Hospital.
RMJM’s project received planning permission as part of a tranche of planning applications put forward by Countryside Properties, Liberty Property Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. RMJM expects to start work on site in spring 2008.
Cambridgeshire County Council is already constructing a new road providing access into the site from Junction 11 of the M11. Works are due to complete in 2010.
RMJM’s addition will join existing buildings on the campus including the Cancer Research UK Centre, The Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility and the University of Cambridge’s School of Clinical Medicine.