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Research Laboratory: New Building for Excellent Research at Universität Heidelberg

Press Release No. 176/2010
22 July 2010
Multi-purpose building on Neuenheimer Feld campus will cost 11 million euros

Photo: AEP Architekten Eggert Generalplaner GmbH for Bilfinger Berger

Heidelberg University’s life sciences can look forward to additional laboratory and research facilities. These will be situated on the Neuenheimer Feld campus and accommodated in a new three-storey building with approx. 2,700 sqm. of usable space. The new “Multi-purpose Building for Excellent Research” will cost 11 million euros in all. The University Construction Office will be celebrating the laying of the foundation stone on Monday, 26 July 2010. All those interested are cordially invited to attend.

The new structure at Im Neuenheimer Feld 329 will stand next to the instructional building.  Its core section is made up of areas for experimental research with laboratories that can be size-adjusted to the research groups working in them. These central areas are supplemented by service facilities (cooling chambers, microscopy rooms, etc.), offices and communication and infrastructure areas where users can retire for consultation and an exchange of ideas. If all goes well, the building will be completed in October 2011 and ready for use by the end of that year. The “Multi-purpose Building for Excellent Research at Heidelberg University” is a central component of the infrastructural planning for the Initiative for Excellence and future third-party funding acquisition in the life sciences. The funding comes from the Economic Stimulus Package II in the framework of the Federal government’s Future Investment Programme.

The foundation ceremony will be opened by Rolf Stroux, chief clerk of works of the University Construction Office. There will be speeches by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Eitel, Rector of Heidelberg University, and Bernd Stadel, deputy mayor of Heidelberg.

Note for news desks
The foundation ceremony for the new building will be held on the building site (Im Neunheimer Feld 329) at 12 noon on Monday, 26 July 2010.

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