The David Attenborough Laboratories

Keele University has invested £45m in the creation of new state-of-the-art science facilities on its campus, including new laboratories and teaching spaces, as part of the biggest single investment in learning and teaching in the University’s history. The facilities were officially opened by Sir David Attenborough as part of the University's 70th-anniversary celebrations.

The David Attenborough Laboratories have significantly expanded the School of Life Sciences’ teaching and research areas, and provide two additional state-of-the-art teaching laboratories with space for 120 students between them.

The laboratories boast two additional research laboratories, enabling high-quality research to be central to the School of Life Sciences.

The research laboratories will make a significant contribution to the Global Health Initiative at Keele, and will be home to researchers working on neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease, spinal injury, oncology, viral infections and carbohydrate biochemistry.

Sir David Attenborough at Keele

It was a privilege to welcome Sir David Attenborough to campus to officially open our new laboratories and present a talk on the topic of sustainability.

Take a tour of the Huxley extension

The fantastic new Huxley laboratories feature two teaching laboratories, capable of hosting 120 students and two additional state-of-the-art research laboratories and offices.