Aukett Swanke Group, the international group of architects and interior designers, says construction work started on Friday on a prestigious GBP20 million innovation centre at the Cambridge Science Park. Commissioned by Park owner Trinity College, Cambridge, the Sir John Bradfield Centre is named after the biologist, entrepreneur and former senior bursar who founded Cambridge Science Park, the first Science Park in Europe.

The project has received government funding by the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills, which is contributing £4.8 million as part of its pledge to invest in the UK's Life Science industry. Further details are available at http://www.aukettswanke.com/investorrelations/plcnews. Chief executive Nicholas Thompson said: "The Bradfield Centre is one of several of our on-going projects designed to further the UK's knowledge economy. These include the Molecular Science Research Hub for Imperial College, White City, West London, our scheme for BioMed Realty at Granta Park, Cambridge and our recently consented Innovation Centre at the Harwell Campus, near Oxford."