The new High Containment Large Animal Facility (HCLAF) at Pirbright will be a specialist laboratory and work space for research in large farm animals and viral diseases. The facility will be designed by architectural practice NBBJ, who also designed the recently opened BBSRC National Vaccinology Centre: The Jenner Building.
The new HCLAF building, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), will play a critical role in tackling viral diseases that have a devastating impact on animal health and global food production, including foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever and bluetongue.
It will also support research related to diseases that infect humans - including avian influenza, by accommodating world-leading scientific diagnosis and research within a highly specialist, high containment environment. The building will be unique in providing facilities that support leading-edge work by scientists and veterinarians.