Advanced biomedical research facilities for EUR 114 million will soon begin to take shape in the University Park at Aarhus University.
The first sod is being cut for a new building complex that will provide the future framework for the outstanding research at the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University. Comprising two parallel buildings containing new state-of-the-art laboratories, it will be constructed on the corner of Vennelyst Boulevard and Høegh-Guldbergs Gade in Aarhus.
Aarhus University and the Danish Building and Property Agency are behind the project which is a part of the Danish state’s investment plan for the refurbishment of the universities’ laboratories. It is also a part of the implementation of Aarhus University’s vision for strengthening the health science environments.
“It is absolutely crucial that the biomedical research facilities at Aarhus University are state-of-the-art. They give researchers the best conditions for carrying out health research at the highest international level for the benefit of the population. At the same time, new facilities help to attract the best researchers from both Denmark and abroad,” says Allan Flyvbjerg, Dean at the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University.
The new buildings will consist of 8,300 m2 laboratory buildings above ground and approx. 4,800 m2 underground facilities. The buildings will house offices, laboratories, animal facilities and common areas for approximately 300 employees. An additional 14,400 m2 of the existing biomedical buildings in the University Park are being modernised, including the Bartholin building.
The construction work will begin at the end of September. The new buildings are expected to be completed by the end of 2016, while the renovation of the existing buildings will be completed by the end of 2018.
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