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Point of View: Building for the future

  1. Hugh Pelham  Is a corresponding author
  1. MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom
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Cite this article as: eLife 2013;2:e00856 doi: 10.7554/eLife.00856
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The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) has moved into a new building, close to the original LMB building (not shown), on the site of Addenbrookes Hospital on the outskirts of Cambridge. The new building, constructed at a cost of £212m, is twice as large as the original building, with greatly improved facilities. Nine Nobel prizes have been shared among 13 LMB scientists.

PHOTOGRAPH: MRC LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

A corridor in the new LMB building, with labs on the right and write-up spaces and offices on the left. The building is designed to encourage interactions between researchers in the corridors and elsewhere; such interactions were a defining characteristic of the original LMB building.

PHOTOGRAPH: MRC LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

The central atrium of the new LMB building. There are three floors of labs and offices, with services such as air ducts being located between the floors. The two white structures to the left of the staircase each house a meeting room and an office.

PHOTOGRAPH: MRC LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

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