ILRI Nairobi

ILRI Nairobi

Value of Project: 10.3 million
Size: 6,000sqm
Completion: 2009

The project is located on a gently sloping 200 acre site on the outskirts of Nairobi. The overall research campus for ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) is comprised of approximately 67 buildings housing offices and meetings rooms, laboratories, workshops, warehouses, residences, and related services.

Since most of the infrastructure dates from the early 1970s it needed a major upgrading to serve as a major hub and centre of excellence for bio scientific research affecting Africa’s development. The facility that links a set of laboratories and associated services at a Nairobi-based Hub (ILRI) with a network of national facilities in East and Central Africa, and international partners.

The Facility provides state of the art research laboratories for bioscience and related disciplines and has containment facilities for safe genetic manipulation of plants and micro-organisms as well as safe handling of pathogens that will be used in the research programs.


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