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SKA HQ at Jodrell Bank secures go-ahead

Cheshire & Warrington News


Plans for a £16.5m extension to Jodrell Bank in Cheshire, which involve creating a global headquarters for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) multi radio telescope project, have been given the go-ahead.

Cheshire East Council has approved the application to construct a single-storey research and administration building (pictured) connecting to the existing building.

The building will be able to hold up to 135 staff, providing research and office space as well as catering facilities for the organisation that will supervise the international effort to build and operate the world’s largest radio telescope.

It will also feature a council chamber for representatives of the intergovernmental SKA Organisation’s member states to meet in, which will double as an auditorium for science conferences and public lectures. Read more

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