Astbury Biostructure Laboratory

  • Work begins: Summer 2015
  • Work due to be completed: June 2016
  • Cost: £17m
  • Contractors: NRB Construction

Brief: The new state of the art facility will provide the University’s internationally renowned Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, with instruments for Electron Microscopy and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance that are competitive with the very best in the world.

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The new laboratory for Electron Microscopy will be based within the iconic grade II listed Roger Stevens building and the significant investment will transform the current building into an outstanding laboratory. The existing space with high ceilings and sound insulation of the building are to be refurbished provide an ideal home for high end microscopes.

Work was completed to the existing facility for biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance in autumn 2015.

The dynamic environment to be created will also become the home to state-of-the-art facilities for cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance (bioNMR).

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For further information on the refurbishment of Astbury Biostructure Laboratory please contact:

Project Manager: Mark Lines  e: m.lines@leeds.ac.uk

Service/Faculty Facilities Manager: John Wheeldon

Site Manager: John Lockwood/Nigel Rainford NRB Construction

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