National Institute of Agricultural Botany moves to new site in Cambridge

On February 2nd, 2020, the NIAB opened its new Cambridge headquarters following a two year, £25 million redevelopment and construction project.

The new headquarters -at Lawrence Weaver Road- includes offices, state-of-the-art laboratories, growth room facilities and meeting rooms, all improving and modernising NIAB’s facilities in Cambridge.

The campus is on NIAB's original Old Granary and John Bingham Laboratory site, opposite NIAB’s home for the past 100 years on Huntingdon Road.

The development of the new headquarters involved the demolition of old workshop and farm buildings, refurbishment of existing offices and laboratories, and the construction of a new three storey Crop Science Building and a full height reception atrium plus conference room.

NIAB CEO and Director Dr Tina Barsby: “The development is an exciting new chapter in NIAB’s history following our centenary celebration last year, reflecting NIAB's ambitions and aspirations across the regional, national and international agri-science and business communities. We firmly believe it will help improved collaboration and communication across NIAB and with the new Crop Science Centre partnership, and provide much improved facilities and flexibility in working spaces.”


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