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Kier builds on its success in biotech sector

Kier has been selected to design and build a major new £46 million office and laboratory at Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The scheme, being delivered for Cambridge Medipark Limited, will consist of a three-storey laboratory building and a four-storey office building, connected by an atrium link. Once complete, the scheme will provide around 100,000 sq ft of office and laboratory space, and will be occupied by Abcam, a global leader in the supply of life science research tools.

The new site will allow Abcam to combine its three current facilities in Cambridge into one new state-of-the-art global headquarters.

Kier has a long standing track record of delivering a wide range of key projects for both the public and private sectors across Cambridgeshire, with current schemes in the area including a £79 million laboratory for the University of Cambridge, Kier’s 23rd project with the University.

Speaking about the contract award, Peter Young, Kier Executive Director, said:

“This is another prestigious win for Kier in the biotech sector, building on our sector-leading expertise, as well as reaffirming our track record across Cambridge.

“Kier has extensive experience delivering specialist research facilities, and we are proud to be playing a key role in developing Cambridge Biomedical Campus – a world-renowned centre of clinical and healthcare excellence.”

Work is due to begin on site in March 2017 with a scheduled completion date of late 2018.

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