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Mace to build two new science research centres in Oxfordshire

The Science & Technology Facilities Council has appointed Mace as contractor to deliver two new world-leading science facilities at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire.

Mace will serve as contractor on a two-stage design and build contract to deliver two facilities over the next three years. The projects have a total construction value of more than £90 million.

The first project is the new Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) a life sciences facility named after one of the UK's pioneering female scientists.

The RFI will be dedicated to bringing together academic and industry researchers from across the UK to develop disruptive technologies designed to tackle major challenges in health and life sciences and accelerate the discovery of new treatments for chronic diseases affecting millions of people around the world, such as dementia.

The second project is the National Satellite Testing Facility (NSTF) - a research centre that will become part of the existing STFC RAL Space Facility. The new facility will allow the UK space industry to competitively bid for more national and international contracts and ensure it remains a world-leader for space technologies in the foreseeable future.

Mark Castle, Mace's Deputy Chief Operating Officer says:

'Mace has a proud history of delivering world-class research facilities in the UK and the award of these contracts gives us an opportunity to continue that legacy'.

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