Construction news

Construction: April 2015

The building's exterior is nearing completion with installation of the main glazed screen to the entrance atrium including the distinctive diachronic (coloured) glass fins.
30 April 2015

Construction: June 2014

Construction of the exterior of the institute is nearing completion with a majority of the aluminium louvres, photo-voltaic and roof glazing panels in place.
30 June 2014

Construction: April 2014

The exterior of the building is nearing completion, and internally the laboratories are starting to take shape.
27 April 2014

Reaching the top

On 6 June 2013 we held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the completion of the concrete structure of the building.
01 July 2013

Construction: April 2013

Over the past couple of months, the structural frame of the Institute has been completed on the SW and NW blocks and glazing is almost complete
30 April 2013

  • CONSTRUCTION TIMETABLE
  • June 2011
    Work started on constructing the shell of the building.
  • Autumn 2013
    Internal fit-out starts.
  • Autumn 2015
    The building is ready for use.
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