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The completion of the Biochemistry building reached a symbolic milestone in early October, with the unification of the building’s two phases

hole in the plasterboard resulting from the breakthrough

A short ceremony marked the occasion of breaking through the temporary wall between the two phases.

Senior scientists and project leaders were present to witness a hole being knocked through a thin plasterboard wall that had protected the final phase of the construction works. They marked the two phases of the building being brought together by passing a model of the molecular structure of penicillin through the opening – much of the work to enable the antibiotic to be used on a large scale was undertaken by Oxford researchers. The hole is now being enlarged to unify the laboratory and desk-based research facilities.

The full story is available on the University of Oxford's Estates Services website

Find out more about the completion of the Biochemistry Building