Building Handover for Cambridge’s New Heart and Lung Research Institute
SDC has achieved project completion on the new Heart and Lung Research Institute on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, moving the project closer to final completion and ready for occupation in Spring 2022.
Named ‘Project Atria’, the HLRI is a joint initiative between the University of Cambridge and Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The new development will create the largest centre for heart and lung research, education, academic-industrial collaboration, and clinical care in Europe.
‘This will be a huge step forward and demonstrates one of the reasons we moved to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus – to collaborate with the best researchers in the world to help to save lives.
HLRI will mean new treatments will be created, tested, and delivered all on one site to tackle the biggest causes of premature death in the world. It will also allow us to provide further education and training to clinicians tackling heart and lung disease worldwide.
By bringing together the best researchers, scientists and clinicians in the world to collaborate will help save lives and allow us to make even quicker progress in bringing tomorrow’s treatments to today’s patients.’
SDC began work on the site in October 2019, with the scheme progressing safely throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic. The project was delivered on time on the 13th December and a commemorative frame was given to the Institute’s Director Nick Morrell to mark the occasion.