A new £50 million biology research lab has just been approved

Whiteknights just keeps on growing

A new £50million ‘Health & Life Sciences’ building has just been approved for Reading’s Whiteknights Campus.

The plans include a four-storey building for the biology department, hoping to increasing research and lab space for over 280 students. It will also be the new home for the Cole Museum of Zoology and two floors of the building will be dedicated to wet and dry research labs.

This new building will be one of the biggest teaching labs within the U.K.

UoR have also been given permission for a new entrance to the Philip Lyle Building on Whiteknights Campus.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Steve Mithen stated: ‘This is just one of several multi-million pound investments within our current building programme designed to sustain, and further enhance, Reading’s status as a world leading teaching and research intensive university.’

The new buildings and refurbs, including the library, are part of the University of Reading’s “2026: TRANFORM” programme.

The building should be completed in 2019.