Wates to build £63.5m research centre in Norwich!
Posted on: 24/08/2016

Wates Construction have signed a £63.5m contract to build a food and health research centre at Norwich Research Park. The centre will be called the Quadram Institute and will incorporate research teams from the Institute of Food Research, the University of East Anglia and Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Institute, designed by NBBJ Architects, will contain offices, lecture theatres and specialist laboratories and will develop solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and human health. They will focus on four research themes: the gut microbiome, healthy ageing, food innovation and food safety. The building will also contain an endoscopy clinic which is expected to treat approximately 40,000 outpatients per year.

The building will be five stories tall and will incorporate photovoltaic panels and ground source heat pumps to enhance energy efficiency. The Institute will also be orientated in order to take advantage of solar power to reduce energy consumption. The building was designed to be sustainable, flexible and able to adapt to changing needs in the future.

Regional managing director Ian Vickers said: “The Quadram Institute will be a vital facility for innovation and for advancing food and health research and as such, to be entrusted with its delivery is an acknowledgement of Wates’ extensive expertise in creating bespoke, state-of-the-art buildings.”

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