Work has begun on the new Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology building in West Cambridge! The diggers moved in this week and have started the preliminary infrastructure works. This will involve digging out several thousand cubic meters of earth.
The building should be operational for the start of the new academic year in October 2015 and will provide state of the art facilities for the whole Department under one roof. We will move out of the three current buildings, two of which are in the city centre, and into the new purpose built department on the West Cambridge Site. Several other departments have already moved onto the site and the new sports centre is under construction.
The site lies to the south of Charles Babbage avenue between the Institute for Manufacturing and the Department of Materials Science, The building includes facilities for Biological, Physical and Chemical Research. Dedicated spaces are provided for the Magnetic Resonance Research centre and the Laser Analytics Group. All the teaching at both undergraduate and Masters level will be housed in the building, as well as the social spaces.