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New Research Building, University of Oxford - Topping Out

Abell Nepp has provided User briefing, internal laboratory planning and fit-out design services for the building which will provide a focal point for interaction between researchers and clinicians, right in the heart of one of Europe's largest medical research facilities.

 

Professor Jim Johnson, Head of Research, Novo Nordisk Research Centre; Jeremy Eavis, Operations Director, Mace; and Dr Elen-Wade Martins, Business Manager, BioEscalator, fastened engraved golden bolts at the topping out ceremony.  

 

November 2017

   
New Research Building, University of Oxford - Topping Out
New Research Building, University of Oxford - Topping Out
   
MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences

Abell Nepp, with Lead Architect Hawkins\Brown, and BuroHappold Engineers, has won the competition to design the new home of the London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) ahead of 12 rival bids.

 

The project is a joint undertaking by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Imperial College London (ICL) and is seeking to provide modern research facilities which will support world leading science. It is envisaged to contain high-tech imaging facilities and modern laboratories. 

 

July 2017

   
MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences
   
GlaxoSmithKline Montrose QA Facility, Scotland

Abell Nepp is the Laboratory Specialist to the Principal Contractor Morrison Construction.

 

The project is the relocation of an existing function and will showcase the quality process on the Montrose site for staff and visitors. 

 

The new laboratory suite will improve compliance and safety through improved circulation routes with mobile laboratory benching allowing easy adaptation for new processes.

 

Construction starts in October 2017.

 

June 2017

   
GlaxoSmithKline Montrose QA Facility, Scotland
   
King's College Cambridge Chetwynd Court

Abell Nepp has won a design competition to modernise and expand the Chetwynd Court and lower levels of the surrounding buildings, and has completed RIBA Stage 1 services.

 

Grade I and II listed buildings partly enclose the Court which is in the southeast quarter of the College grounds. The existing buildings will be linked by a new glass 'Pavilion' in the SW corner of the Court. The surrounding ground floor spaces will be refurbished to meet the requirements of students and staff, including new social, academic and conference areas, in addition to a coffee shop and bar.

 

To minimise heritage impact, an underground building beneath the Court will house a 200-seat multipurpose auditorium, for events and performances. The space will support a wide range of acoustic environments: from classical recital to speech to electro-acoustic.

 

May 2017

   
King's College Cambridge Chetwynd Court
King's College Cambridge Chetwynd Court
   
AstraZeneca Global R&D Building - topping out

Abell Nepp are laboratory planners for AstraZeneca's new £330m Global R&D Centre and Corporate Headquarters at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

 

Herzog & de Meuron is the concept architect for the building with Abell Nepp appointed through the Executive Architect and Engineer, BDP.

 

The 'topping out' milestone was reached on April 25, 2017 and celebrated by: Pascal Soriot, CEO, AstraZeneca; Mene Pangalos, Executive Vice President, Innovative Medicines and Early Development Biotech Unit; and, Professor Duncan Maskell, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge. 

 

April 2017

   
AstraZeneca Global R&D Building - topping out
   
SEFA Appointment

Bruce Nepp has been appointed to the Advisory Board of SEFA (Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association) for a three-year term. The Advisory Board is composed of international leaders in the design and planning of laboratories. 

 

Abell Nepp will be speaking at SEFA's 2017 Laboratory Design Conference in Madrid in September. 

 

March 2017

   
SEFA Appointment
   
Cambridge Biomedical Master Plan

The University of Cambridge has appointed the team of Allies and Morrison, Abell Nepp, BuroHappold and LDA Design to develop masterplan proposals for its Biomedical Campus. The new effort will establish a framework within which the University can develop more accommodation for teaching, research and clinical facilities in the life sciences, which will include a major hub for neuroscience. 

 

February 2017

   
Cambridge Biomedical Master Plan