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The LSI building

About the building

A brand-new, world-class building with over 7,500m2 of flexible space, which opened in Autumn 2016 and has now won the RIBA SW award 2017 and the Michelmores Building of the Year Award 2017.

The new, seven-storey, 7,500m2 LSI building has been designed to embed interdisciplinary research practice and can house more than 200 researchers, with complementary expertise in biosciences, medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics and computer science.

High-quality research laboratories, bio-imaging facilities and physics spaces, and high-performance computing enable the Institute to be a hub for the analysis of the precise operation of living systems.

The new building comprises:

  • Three floors of wet labs, providing c 150 spaces with dedicated space for equipment, instruments, tissue culture and separate hot and cold rooms.
  • State of the art imaging facilities, including SEM, TEM (with cryo capability), four class 4 laser laboratories and space for light microscopy.
  • An insectary.
  • A Biological Services Unit providing state-of-the-art approved facilities for disease-related research.
  • Physical connections to both the biosciences and physics buildings, and close proximity to the mathematics and engineering buildings, enabling easy access for researchers in diverse disciplines to interact with one another.
  • Direct link to the Aquatic Resource Centre.
  • Staff and research offices, meeting rooms and a 90-seat seminar room to disseminate discoveries and teach students studying the for the undergraduate Natural Sciences degree.
  • Collaborate and informal working spaces to maximise opportunities for discussion and discovery.

Detailed access information is available on the AccessAble website.