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Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute


The Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre (JCBC) previously known as Project Capella is a new building containing state-of-the-art laboratories which recently became the new home of the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute.

The new building, sited at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, brings all of the Institute's research groups under one roof, resulting in a fully integrated, vibrant and cohesive stem cell community, ideally placed to capitalise on its unique intellectual and clinical environment. Being based at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will allow for greater collaboration between scientists and clinicians and further advance the application of stem cell discoveries into the patient setting.

Built by Kier Construction and designed by architects from The Fairhurst Design Group, the six-storey centre will be located directly next to the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. 

Along with the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre (JCBC) also houses the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID), and the Milner Therapeutics Institute, both with explicitly translational goals. The building contains state-of-the-art research facilities along with a café, seminar room and exhibition space for events.

Virtual Tour

Virtual tour

You can take a virtual tour around the building here.


You can watch some videos about the building and the surrounding area. 


Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre

Public Art

Scottish team Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion have produced a piece of public art and sits outside the building. More details about the public art available here