Project - 03 June 2020

Biocity Discovery Building


D2N2 is proud to have invested £6.5 million from the Local Growth Fund into the construction of the Biocity Discovery Building in Nottingham.

BioCity’s Discovery building is a state-of-the-art, contemporary building for cutting edge bio-science and biochemistry research located close to the city centre.

The building adds to the original BioCity building on the site previously and will create around 700 jobs over a 30-year span whilst safeguarding a further 250.

The flagship facility contains flexible research space, including a mixture of laboratories, incubator units, write-up spaces and offices. Additional areas for conference and meeting facilities, supporting the laboratory tenants, are provided on the ground floor.

The building is donned with an award-winning sculpture, which lights up the night sky using live activity from the surface of the sun, taken from NASA satellites.

In 2018, the Discovery Building and the University of Nottingham’s Institute of Advanced Manufacturing were both shortlisted for Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) awards, in multiple categories.


Project Specifics

Project Name: Biocity Discovery Building
Location: Nottingham City Centre
Project Lead: Nottingham City Council
Total Project Cost: £31.3 million
Total LGF Allocation: £6.5 million
Approval Date: June 2015
Project Start Date: August 2015
Project Completion Date: June 2017

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