Rutherford Appleton Laboratory


Research Complex at Harwell

The Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) is a new multidisciplinary laboratory for cutting-edge research in physical and life sciences.

Costing £26.4 million, the RCaH represents significant government investment in science, and provides laboratory space for 150 people.

The RCaH is addressing a number of important and challenging areas including:

  • biological imaging
  • drug development and delivery
  • chemical processing
  • surface and nanoscience
  • energy research.

RCaH has six stakeholders:

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Diamond Light Source (DLS)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

STFC is the largest stakeholder and MRC manages the Complex.

Last updated: 17 August 2023

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