Innovation and excellence in science and health



Project Capella is a new laboratory building which is under construction for the University of Cambridge. This new 18,000m2 biomedical research building will be located adjacent to the existing CRUK building to the west of Addenbrooke’s. The intention is to bring together the large number of medical research groups currently scattered across the city and to establish a new centre of excellence for research that will pride a foundation for the development of new medical treatments.

The emerging design will provide facilities for leaders in their field of research and provide the benefit of potential collaboration with scientists of equal standing: In this way Project Capella will not only facilitate high level research but also stimulate the exchange of new ideas and help develop new alliances.


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Capella is being built by Kier Construction

Kier Construction provides a comprehensive building and civil engineering service to the private and public sector across the UK and overseas. With revenues of over £1.5bn in the past financial year and a national network of regional offices, they benefit from locally based expertise with the support of a major national contractor. Kier Construction has a long history of working in Cambridge, with recent local projects including the Sainsbury Laboratory; Peterhouse College Accommodation; the Department of Genetics and the David Attenborough Building (formerly the Arup Building).


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