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Industry is already heavily involved on this site, but this project will aim to double it. The new building will help to achieve this alongside the collaborating university departments and the site’s existing commercial space.

The project will carry out research in the physical sciences in response to the short- and long-term aims of industry. This will build on the site’s core innovative activity.

A £20 million programme of research into the ‘Physics of Sustainability’ will also support the project. This programme takes an original and innovative approach with a remit to take risks beyond the normal scope of research grants.

The project will create laboratory and desk space for research scientists from industry to work alongside the research groups in the building. It will also make techniques for characterising materials and other facilities available to industry, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The building will house university technology centres and act as a hub for at least two centres for doctoral training.

The new building will provide 4,530 m2 of gross space (3,046 m2 net). With the reconfiguration of adjacent space, it will cost £25.6 million.

Main contact

Name Professor Andy Parker
Title Head of the Department of Physics
Tel 01223 337429
Email maxwellcentre@phy.cam.ac.uk
Website  www.phy.cam.ac.uk

Page last updated 26 February 2015