Since spring 2017, some major construction work has been going on at the PRBB Building. First, the floors 7-8 were adapted to house some research groups of the UPF and the first basement floor was prepared for the CRG microscopy unit as well as a new EMBL mesoscopy unit. Once the research groups and the genomics unit of the UPF moved to the floors 7-8, construction works continued on floor 4, hospital side, to adapt the space for the new EMBL Barcelona laboratories.
The works, which are finished now, had received a financial aid of 687,500€ of the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union under the ERDF Operational Program of Catalonia 2014-2020.
The system for the general heat production at the roof of the building has also been fully renewed and is now providing higher reliability and energy efficiency.