Manchester biobank building could be ‘jewel in crown’, Minister says

Work is set to begin on a £75m science site in Manchester that aims to be a “jewel in the crown’ of the UK’s science sector.
Science and Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan visited Bruntwood SciTech’s Manchester Science Park to see how the centre is ready for construction.
UK Biobank – which aims to provide huge amounts of anonymised biological data for medical researchers – will occupy three floors of the 131,000 sq ft building, including laboratory space and a robotic freezer that will store and retrieve UK Biobank’s 20m biological samples at high speeds. The facility – which will be 100% electric and net zero carb …