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An Insight to Leading Edge Facilities and Science at the Wellcome Genome Campus

To support the quest to find new treatments for diseases and make new scientific discoveries, FM support at the world-class Wellcome Genome Campus research facilities at Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, has to match the bold ambitions of the scientists. Following a recent event organised by the East Region of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), an article on 'Supporting the gene geniuses' appeared in BIFM's FM World magazine on 8 October 2015.

Following a recent event on the campus site, Rob Farman reports

In August 2014, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that Genomics England Limited, a company created by the Department of Health, was to partner with commercial sequencing firm Illumina to sequence the genetic codes of 100,000 people in the UK.

The goal? To investigate the genetics of cancer and rare genetic diseases. The deadline? 2017, just three years from the announcement. The location? The new £27 million Ogilvie Building on the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire.

It’s the latest high-profile project to be supported – from building gestation through to operation – by the Wellcome Genome Campus’s projects and FM teams.

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