The ambition of the MRC and the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is to remain a world class research establishment and to further develop their distinguished history of discovery and invention. The LMB, with 50 years of proven success, having received many accolades and awards, strives to continue excellence in science while training scientists for research around the world. LMB’s mission is to drive scientific innovation throughout the next century.
The LMB facility is located on the expanding Cambridge Biomedical Campus adjacent to the London-Cambridge railway line. The building design incorporates two kinked laboratory blocks joined by a central atrium, a shape reminiscent of a chromosome is symbolic of LMB’s mission.
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The all glass façade has been optimized to incorporate a double skin/thermal flue facade which maximizes natural light while controlling heat gain and loss
Laboratory air systems are variable air volume and include “heat wheel” heat recovery technology.
Western stack office areas incorporate chilled beams and the Lecture Theatre has a displacement air system
Extensive day-lighting controls, high efficiency lighting and variable speed controllers further reduce projected energy use
Overall, the new facility has "been a great success" The success of the Project has been a result of coordinated efforts from the Client, Designers and Contractors and Operational Managers to work together to deliver against the robust brief and vision for the LMB.