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The Jodrell Laboratory

with Wilkinson Eyre

A complex building that contains the national Mycology archive, the Jodrell Laboratory is the repository for more than 800,000 Fungi specimens which is one of the oldest, largest and most important reference collections in the world. It also houses wet research laboratories, the Mycology library, offices and teaching areas

The Jodrell building is extensively shaded externally and is narrow in plan so that non-conditioned spaces can be naturally cross-ventilated. The upper floor employs a step in the roof section to bring north-light into the centre of the plan and to encourage cross ventilation above the perimeter cellular research offices. Following the construction of the laboratory, the project included the renovation of the existing laboratories in the adjoining Wolfson building.