11 December 2008
ORC Director, Professor David Payne recently celebrated the rebuild of Mountbatten by holding a welcome party for both ORC staff and students.
The new multi million pound building houses a complex of state of the art labs, clean rooms and offices and stands proudly in the footprint of its predecessor which was tragically destroyed by fire back in 2005.
In his speech David spoke of the resilience of the ORC staff and students, who have continued to produce high quality research over the last few years despite the loss of work in the fire and the temporary accommodation.
Although the majority of staff and students have now moved into their new offices, the equipment for the labs and clean rooms will be installed over the next few months with the completion of the building set for spring 2009.