The £650M high tech Francis Crick Institute in St Pancras, London topped out today with a ceremony on the roof of the eight storey building.
When it opens in 2015, the state-of-the-art research facility will house 1,500 scientists working to find new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat a range of illnesses including cancer, heart disease, infections and neurodegenerative diseases.
Arup is carrying out mechanical and electrical design work as well as project managing the Laing O’Rourke scheme. Adams Kara Taylor II (AKT II) is structural engineer.
Designed by HOK and PLP Architects ‘The Crick’ is a partnership between the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK and the Wellcome Trust, and three leading universities: Imperial, UCL and King’s College London.