A new home for pioneering science research.


Project completion: The Biochemistry Building.

The Biochemistry Building at the University of Oxford is the newest addition to its Science Area.

The 26,000m2 building is set over six floors and is the new home for The Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery.

It houses more than 40 faculty and 400 students, postdocs and research staff, as well as hosting innovative technologies, such as three cryo-EM microscopes, bolstering the capabilities of the faculty.

We have supported Laing O’Rourke throughout, helping to create a word-leading space that supports the Institute’s studies in structural biology pathology, chemistry, physics, physiology and engineering.

The communal laboratories and shared interaction spaces are designed to foster productive interactions that will catalyse future breakthroughs.

Matthew Jones, Partner, said:

“This project epitomises everything we love about building design and engineering. From technically complex laboratories to welcoming social spaces, this is a building that not only provides the University with world-class research facilities, but also an environment that will transform collaboration across departments. We are proud to have helped create a home for the University’s next generation.”