New London Architecture

Rosalind Franklin Institute

Under Construction

A new addition to major science facilities at Harwell Innovation Campus, the Rosalind Franklin Institute focuses on core life science research collaboration.
Knowledge Networks: London and the Ox-Cam Arc

Knowledge Networks: London and the Ox-Cam Arc

A new addition to major science facilities at Harwell Innovation Campus, the Rosalind Franklin Institute focuses on core life science research collaboration across ten universities forming the RFI’s joint venture. In the process of completion, a 5300 sqm hub contains four storeys dedicated to world-class research facilities, laboratories and specialist equipment. IBI Group as lead architects working with principal contractor Mace located the Institute building within a new campus plaza, whilst design of the building envelope draws upon inspirational motifs of Rosalind Franklin’s x-ray diffracted DNA images based on her famous ‘photo 51’.

Project information

Status

Under Construction

Borough

* N/A Outside of London

Size

5500 sq m

Completion

May 2021


Location

Diamond Light Source, Didcot OX11 0SG, UK


Team Credits

Architect

IBI Group

Contractor

MACE

Client

UK Research and Innovation


Listed by

IBI Group

Last updated on

05/06/2020


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