The new AstraZeneca facility in the centre of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will be an open, welcoming and vibrant centre that will inspire our team and our partners to push the boundaries of scientific innovation..

The project

AstraZeneca’s purpose built facility located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will become the company’s Global research and development centre and UK headquarters. It will become the company’s largest centre for oncology research, as well as housing scientists focused on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmune diseases and conditions of the central nervous system.

Architect Herzog & de Meuron said the huge building had been designed to make reference to the historical colleges in central Cambridge, which are typically low-rise buildings enclosing a central courtyard.

Stefan Marbach, Senior Partner said: “The whole structure is connected in a single loop, providing short connections within the building and modern, innovative workspaces that support collaborative working.

Client
AstraZeneca

Main Contractor
Skanska

Architects
Herzog & de Meuron

Scope
Blockwork & Scaffolding