EMBL - EBI South Building
Wellcome Trust / EMBL-EBI

Location: Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge
Status: Completed
Area: 5,000 sqm

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) funded the £20m expansion of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)with a new bioinformatics-related research and training facilities building.

The new three-storey building host over 240 researchers and the ELIXIR Directorate, the new European research infrastructure for life science data. Training facilities include a 150-seat lecture theatre, IT training rooms and media studio.

Periodic occupant surveys continue to report a high level of satisfaction with the building. The building received a Special Commodation in the annual RIBA (East) Design Awards and was a finalist in FX Interior’s Interior Design Awards program.

Design Team:
Abell Nepp (Architect|Interiors|Lead Consultant), AECOM (S|MEP), Robert Myers (Landscape), Porta Planning (Town Planning), Turner and Townsend (PM|Cost), Willmott Dixon (D&B Contractor), Edmund Sumner|Hutton+Crow (Photographers)