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Wellcome Genome Campus joins our 'Science Cities' series

Above: CGI impression of the proposed public realm part of the expansion at Hinxton, Cambridgeshire - from Wellcome Genome Campus

We are delighted that the Assistant Chief Operating Officer of Wellcome Genome Campus and the Sanger Institute, Sian Nash, will contribute to FUTURE CITIES FORUM's 'Science Cities' at Newham College Cambridge in February.

Sian has a background in strategy, operations, business and commercial development, programme management and advisory work. She has implemented skills on a variety of international assignments in over twenty countries, for both public and private sectors. Sian says she has a collaborative and people centred approach, combined with a technical capability, enabling her to achieve practical solutions .

Prior to joining Wellcome Sian worked for Public Health England as an operations director and Mott MacDonald as a project director. She has a BEng in Civil Engineering from Liverpool University and an MBA from Cambridge University.

Sian will be talking at our forum about what Wellcome now wants to achieve through its Hinxton campus expansion - a mixed-use development to provide new R&D space and housing. As part of the approved master-plan there will be up to 1500 new homes for campus-linked workers, 150,000 square metres of research and translation floor space, 2.7 hectares of public common and 16 acres of new woodland as well as other amenities.

Wellcome has described the vision:

'We want to help expand what the Campus has to offer by providing new facilities that will enhance the current offer and deliver opportunities for new activities, research and commercial endeavours. The expansion of the Campus will provide the opportunity for scientific research to be translated into real-world health applications that genome science is making possible.

'As part of this growth, we want to create a place where anyone, from scientists and students to members of the public, can come to learn about this area of science and explore its applications and implications.'

This significant expansion of the Wellcome Genome Campus at Hinxton passed a key milestone on 18th December 2020 when South Cambridgeshire District Council granted outline planning permission for the Campus expansion plans.


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