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Extension at Babraham Research Campus

Biomed-Babraham

Work on the £35 million extension to Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge will commence shortly. Local business Mick George Ltd will be completing Earthworks at the site, for MJS Construction (March) Ltd on behalf of SDC Construction Limited.

The partnership announced back in October 2017 between the campus and BioMed Realty will see the creation of two new buildings, with a combined 108,000 square feet of space for integrated laboratories and offices. It is anticipated that the scheme will house life sciences start-ups and scale-ups.

The Campus is now home to some 60 enterprises and around 2,000 people and when the new development will be completed, the entire space will exceed the 300,000 square feet mark. The Babraham Research Campus is managed and developed by Babraham Bioscience Technologies (BBT) on behalf of its shareholders, The Babraham Institute and the Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Cambridge is known as Europe’s leading technology cluster, with 57,000 people employed by 1,500 technology based firms. BioMed Realty recognised this potential back in 2012 when it acquired Granta Park and is now looking into further expansion in the county of Cambridgeshire.

‘’As a local business ourselves, we know the importance of sites such as Babraham Research Campus and the likes, in developing the thriving business community of our county. This development will have an impact for many generations to come on the local surroundings, and for that reason we’re pleased to play our part,” said Michael George, Contracts Director at Mick George Ltd.

Mick George is one of the leading suppliers to the construction industry in East Anglia and the East Midlands. They specialise in bulk excavation, demolition & earthmoving services, ready mixed concrete, a wide range of skip hire and waste management services, commercial waste service and aggregate supply. One of the company’s main priorities is to offer support to the local community, so it donates up to £900,000 annually to community developments and projects.

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