GF Tomlinson begins expansion of Centre for Biomolecular Sciences

Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, Uni Nottingham Site

Credit: Benoy

Derby-based contractor GF Tomlinson has begun work on a £23m project to expand the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Biomolecular Sciences.

The new facility, which is due to open late next year, will help identify new treatment and diagnosis for serious diseases including cancer as well as heart, liver, bone and respiratory conditions.

Designed by architect Benoy, the 65,000ft² centre will be housed across five floors with laboratories and feature research space for 350 academics, researchers and PhD students.

Photovoltaic panels and brise soleil sun screens are being installed and two link bridges on the third floor will connect the new building to the existing Centre for Biomolecular Sciences building and adjacent Boots Science building.

Andy Sewards, GF Tomlinson’s managing director said the building’s sustainable features will help it to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

The building will also house the newly-created Centre for Cancer Sciences.

Earlier this year GF Tomlinson was appointed to Scape Group’s Regional Construction Framework, delivering projects between £500,000 and £2.5m across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.