What is claimed to be the quietest building in the world has opened

Bristol University’s £11m Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information has laboratories where vibration and noise levels are among the lowest ever achieved.

The building was designed by Capita Symonds’ architectural division Capita Architecture whose director, Iain Martin, said: “The building vibrates at the lowest recorded levels. This has allowed scientists to work at the sub-atomic level within weeks of moving into the laboratories.

“It can take months or years to eliminate sources of vibration to allow you to work at this level.”