NIAB's headquarters is based at the Lawrence Weaver Road site in Cambridge, an innovative new campus based on NIAB's original Old Granary and John Bingham Laboratory site and opened in February 2020.
The three buildings - Weaver, John Bingham and Crop Science - plus reception area and conference room, includes offices, state-of-the-art laboratories, growth room facilities and meeting rooms. The new development reflects NIAB’s ambitions and aspirations across the regional, national and international agri-science and business communities.
Lawrence Weaver Road is home to our genetics and breeding, pathology and field crops research teams, agronomy crop specialists and membership team, and the business services' finance, HR, IT, communications and facilities teams. It is also base for the Crop Science Centre - a partnership with the University of Cambridge.
The Cambridge farm and trials team, based at the nearby Whitehouse Lane Farm, manages 250 ha of commercial cropping and field trials both on-site (stretching across to Park Farm) and locally, including satellite sites at nearby Hinxton and Duxford. The Whitehouse Lane site also includes the NIAB Seed Handling Unit (SHU).
The original Huntingdon Road headquarters, based around the original 1920s building, was sold for redevelopment in 2018 and remained home to NIAB until early February 2020.