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6 September, 2018 - 11:59 By Kate Sweeney

eLife initiative moves to the Westbrook Centre

eLife, a non-profit organisation inspired by research funders and led by scientists, will be moving into new premises at the Westbrook Centre off Milton Road to take 5,370 sq ft of office space.

Lena Dowdall, eLife Office & HR Manager, said: “Our move to the Westbrook Centre is due to growth and expansion plans at eLife; we have now outgrown our current office at Hills Road. Previously we were located at Sheraton House, Castle Park, Cambridge.

“We utilised the services of Robinson Layer back in 2013 when we moved to Hills Road, and chose them once again when we had identified a suitable location, to assist with lease negotiations and advice on fit-out and dilapidations.”

eLife publishes work of the highest scientific standards and importance in all areas of the life and biomedical sciences. The research is selected and evaluated by working scientists and is made freely available to all readers without delay.

The organisation also invests in innovation through open source tool development to accelerate research communication and discovery. It was founded in 2011 by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, US, the Max Planck Society, Germany, and the Wellcome Trust, UK. 

These organisations continue to provide financial and strategic support, and were joined this year by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Mark Robinson of the agents Robinson Layer said: “We originally advised the eLife team when they took their offices at 24 Hills Road five years ago and again on the Westbrook Centre deal.  

“We have also advised them on their fitting-out costs and helped them select their fitting-out contractor.”

• PHOTOGRAPH: The Westbrook Centre

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