M+W Group has scooped the contract to build a research centre for the National Physical Laboratory in London.
The client confirmed that M+W’s high-tech projects arm had secured the deal to build the Advanced Quantum Metrology Laboratory at its Teddington campus.
The NPL is the UK’s national measurement institute and develops the country’s primary measurement standards for science and technology.
The new facility will be one of the world’s leading centres in the development of quantum metrology, a new highly sensitive way of measuring distances.
Stuttgart-based M+W, which has offices across the UK, will construct a facility housing four laboratories, all with stringent requirements regarding temperature, humidity, vibration and acoustics.
A new atrium will be built connecting the new building with the existing Darwin Building.
M+W will also be required to refurbish 10 of the Darwin Building’s existing laboratories.
The NPL contract is the latest high-profile research contract M+W has won.
Last July, the contractor won the contract to build health and hygiene manufacturer RB’s £105m centre for scientific excellence in Hull.