Main Contractor: MACE
Client: Rosalind Franklin Institute and the Science & Technology Facilities Council
Architect: IBI Group (UK) Limited
Engineer: Price and Myers
Contract Value: £3.7m
Location: Harwell Campus


The 5300m2 hub building at Harwell will be a flagship new addition to the campus, with four storeys of world leading scientific capability, complementing existing facilities at Harwell and at the partner spokes. To facilitate specialist technologies and methods, the foundations of the ground floor are separated from the rest of the building to shield it from vibration. Stainless steel reinforcement prevents electromagnetic interference and non-ferrous materials used in the fabric, finishes, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing services.

The works carried out by J Coffey comprise of:
• Piling works
• Excavation
• Pile Mats
• Drainage
• Ground Floor Slab & RC Frame