San Francisco Chronicle: UC picks Richmond for lab biosciences campus, January 23, 2012


The University of California said today it has chosen a site in Richmond for a new biosciences campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The Richmond Field Station, which UC already owns, "presents the best opportunity to solve the lab's pressing space problems, while allowing for long-term growth and maintaining the 80-year tradition of close cooperation with the UC Berkeley campus," lab officials said.

The field station is located near Interstate 580 in the southeastern part of the city. Richmond beat out Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland to win the campus.