The Sidney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown Campus, Johannesburg.
The Faculty of Science at the University of the Witwatersrand, more specifically the School of Biological & Life Sciences and the School of Molecular and Cell Biology are planning to establish a new research institute which will enhance their already prolific research engagements.
The approximately 15 000 square meter building planned for the Parktown Campus next to the Nelson Mandela Children Hospital will accommodate laboratory spaces, teaching venues, conference and seminar facilities, offices, student amenities and a gallery space. The laboratory spaces account for over 5000sq.m with the communal and shared amenities for 4000sq.m. Parking for 250 cars have to be provided within a basement.
Since its initiation, the project has been expanded to include the School of Exercise Science and Sport Medicine. This part of the project foresees the addition of approximately 5000sq.m to the School which is the only accredited FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence in Africa.