Chemistry Research Laboratory, Oxford, UK

Date Built
circa 2004
South Parks Road
RMJM's website describes this building as the largest research facility in Oxford, adding that, "...The building concept is geared around the need for flexible generic laboratory space, capable of being adapted to suit changes in the ‘style of science’ in the future. Accommodation centres on the provision of 48 eight-person laboratory modules for synthetic chemistry.  A separate wing providing professorial office suites and research office space together with meeting and seminar rooms. It is linked to the main laboratory wing by a glazed atrium that provides a social focus and ‘heart’ for the building."

The Chemistry Department's website points out that the building provides 17,000 sq.m of laboratory and office space spread over five floors.  This provides research space to house 400 people with more than 300 fume cupboards, together with impressive facilities including 11 NMR spectrometers, 11 mass spectrometers, and a X-ray Crystallography facility.

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