It's a long way up...

Jun 06, 2013

Today's topping out ceremony at the Francis Crick Institute reflects a significant miles stone for the construction of this state-of-the-art facility. The ceremony celebrated the building reaching its highest point, reaching a total of eight stories. The strategy for the building was unveiled today by Sir Paul Nurse director of the institute,

The facility is to open in 2015, and will house 1,500 research and support staff who will carry out biomedical research. The scientists will study disease development and the treatment and prevention of numerous diseases.

Byrne Looby were involved in the design of the deep basement for the project.

The state 79,000m2 building boasts a four storey basement in a heavily built up area in central London. We undertook the design and detailing of a 20m deep diaphragm wall which runs around the 500m perimeter of the future medical research institute.  The reinforced concrete wall is 1m thick providing a robust retaining solution for the excavation works. Read more about our work on this project.