Reaching the Top of the Tree
23 Mar 2023
B960, a new multi-tenanted office and laboratory building on the Babraham Research Campus, has officially ‘Topped Out.’
Situated on the West of the campus to the rear of two scale-up buildings previously built by SDC in 2018, the new building will provide grow-on accommodation for existing or expanding life sciences companies allowing them to join the 60+ companies already inhabiting the campus.
SDC began constructing this joint venture between Babraham Research Campus and BioMed Realty in October 2022 and has quickly progressed on-site to reach this significant construction milestone.
A Topping Out ceremony was held on the 20th of April 2023 to signify the conclusion of the new building’s structure, with the final steelwork installed on the roof plant room. Project teams from BioMed Realty, Babraham Research Campus, and SDC marked the occasion with the signing of a commemorative plaque which will be sealed into the plant room.
A speech was given by SDC Director, Carl Bennett, discussing the company’s involvement in the scheme and previous work on the Babraham Research Campus;
Having worked with BioMed Realty and the Babraham Research Campus for almost twenty years, we are incredibly proud to commemorate the completion of another project’s frame by placing the final steel on top of the building. Over the years, we have developed over 150,000 sq m of R&D accommodation in Cambridge on the Babraham Research Campus and for BioMed Realty across various projects. We are overjoyed to add another 5,000 sq m to our portfolio and this Campus.
Carl also noted the importance of this new building;
We hope this structure will fulfil its intended purpose as a scale-up building for existing or expanding life sciences companies, as well as continuing to establish an environment which stimulates effective knowledge exchange and commercialisation.
The building is due for completion in early 2024, and once complete will offer 40,000 sq ft of high-quality, sustainable multi-tenanted office and laboratory space.