A £24 million bespoke laboratory, part of the Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics and Photon Science project, has been built at The University of Manchester to house academics, research staff, support staff, postgraduate research students and instrumentation valued at more than £15 million.
The design for the new building, now named The Alan Turing Building, located on Upper Brook Street and to the rear of the Schuster Building, is based on the interdisciplinary philosophy underpinning the Institute. The building features multifunctional high-tech laboratories and central meeting areas to foster communication and co-operation between different disciplines.
The building programme commenced in autumn 2005 and was completed by summer 2007. The move of staff and laboratories into the building has now begun and will be completed by autumn 2007. During the construction period The Photon Science Institute has been very active, utilising existing university space in the Simon Building to run research programmes, commence multi-disciplinary activities, deliver seminars and develop collaborative partnerships with industry and academia.
Professor Klaus Muller-Dethlefs, Director of the PSI, said, "The completion of the building programme marks a major milestone for the Institute and we now look forward to further enhancing photon science research on an international scale from our new base."
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