The Department is based in the Molecular Sciences Research Hub (MSRH), a building which encourages collaborative scientific working. It houses the equipment and infrastructure to support a twenty-first century approach, where researchers from a range of backgrounds address common challenges in areas such as energy, healthcare, and sustainability.

Opened in autumn 2018, it brings together nearly 800 scientists, clinicians, engineers and business partners who are collaborating under one roof in a way that they have never been able to before. New prototyping facilities and business incubator spaces encourage entrepreneurial thinking and help to turn scientific discoveries into commercial products and services.