NIAB is based at the heart of an active science and technology-based community in Cambridge, with regional centres across the UK.
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NIAB's headquarters is based at Lawrence Weaver Road in Cambridge, an innovative new campus opened in early 2020 on NIAB's original Old Granary site. The three buildings - Weaver, John Bingham and Crop Science - include offices, state-of-the-art laboratories, growth room facilities and meeting rooms, improving and modernising our previous facilities at Huntingdon Road, plus a welcoming spacious reception atrium. The development reflects NIAB’s ambitions and aspirations across the regional, national and international agri-science and business communities. The NIAB Seed Handling Unit (SHU) is located on the farm site on Whitehouse Lane, behind the HQ.
NIAB's Park Farm site is near Histon outside Cambridge. The research station is home to The MacLeod Complex, our state-of-the-art glasshouses, outdoor ornamental growing facilities and variety and agronomy demonstration area alongside The Sophi Taylor Building, our BREEAM award-winning conference centre and Barn 1 - The Powell Building and Barn 2 - The Barsby Building, opened in 2019, which include research laboratories and offices, crop and seed cold storage facilities, and analytical services laboratories, alongside the Barn4 business hub.
Based on the 200+ ha original site of the East Malling and Wye Fruit Experimental Station, near Maidstone in Kent, NIAB's East Malling site includes offices, laboratories, field and glasshouse facilities, alongside research, trials and commercial horticultural and arable land. It is also used as a centre for our arable members with field trials and demonstrations.
There are 12 regional trials centres across the UK, alongside numerous satellite trials sites, as well as our Black-grass Research Centre at Hardwick near Cambridge.
- Cambridge (East)
- Morley (East Anglia)
- Sutton Scotney (South)
- Benniworth (North Midlands)
- Headley Hall (North)
- Kirton (East Midlands)
- Telford (West Midlands/North East)
- Callow (West)
- Newton Abbot (South West)
- East Malling (South East)
- Dorset (South West)
- Cirencester (West)
- Black-grass Research Centre
Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub
Based near Soham in Cambridgeshire the Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub includes a fully equipped laboratory, meeting room, office, field lab, and plenty of outdoor parking.