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Chris Abell, Director

Prior to co-founding Abell Nepp in 2009, Chris worked in the offices of Norman Foster and RMJM London for a combined 20 years. At RMJM he was Director in charge of major science projects including the Medical Research Council's new £159m LMB in Cambridge, which won the S-lab Laboratory of the Year in 2014.


He passionately supports a design-led approach to our science projects that integrates the technical requirements into an efficient delivery strategy. 'Working on such projects necessitates open, direct and collaborative dialogue between clients and the project team. When this is achieved the results are buildings which translate the clients' organisational aspirations.'


One of Chris's projects has been leading Abell Nepp's team for AstraZeneca's Global R&D Headquarters in Cambridge UK designed by Herzog de Meuron and BDP.