‘Topping out’ of MRC Laboratory in Cambridge

“Work on the RMJM designed new building for the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge has reached the first major stage of completion with its topping out on Friday 10 September… The new 30,000 m2 LMB building, being built by BAM Construction Ltd with RMJM working in partnership with BAM design practice, will cost around £200 million and provide space and facilities for more than 400 researchers. The laboratory has approximately twice the size of the current building. The design of the new LMB is reminiscent of paired chromosomes, with two long laboratory wings joined by a spacious atrium, encouraging interaction and easy navigation and containing seminar rooms and a lecture theatre.” This article is no longer available from the source website: Architect News 10 September 2010