Bidders day for £70m bird flu research lab

Aaron Morby 3 years ago

The Government’s agricultural research body is pressing ahead with plans to build the second £100m phase of the new animal research facility at Pirbright in Surrey.


The Institute for Animal Health has started the search for a contractor and will hold a bidders day in Swindon on 7 October.

Expressions of interest in attending the day should be emailed to

It is estimated the new lab will cost £70m to build, and will concentrate on research into avian viruses, particularly those that pose a threat to humans.

This means the new facility will need to be built to a very high level of biological containment. Construction is due to start next summer.

Presently, Shepherd Construction is completing the £100m phase one main livestock laboratories, which are due to become operational in early 2014.

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