The International Agency for Research on Cancer is a specialist agency of the World Health Organization, established to promote international collaboration on cancer prevention. In 2022, it will move to an ultra-modern building in the Biodistrict in Lyon-Gerland, a growing destination for life sciences research in the French city.
WSP has been supporting the design and construction of this world-leading facility, providing a range of structural and technical engineering services. The building will be home to 300 researchers and contain laboratories, offices, and a library, as well as meeting spaces, an auditorium and a restaurant with a garden terrace. “The project is about creating a unique building dedicated to global cancer research,” says Didier Moulart, business development manager at WSP.