Today at the European Spallation Source (ESS), in Lund, Sweden, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the ESS Campus buildings, which will accommodate staff and visiting researchers and support operation of the facility. The traditional first shovel of soil was turned by Agneta Nestenborg, Acting Director General ESS, Staffan Andersson, Regional Manager Skanska, and Lennart Björkman, CFO SKR Spallation/Skandrenting.
ESS Campus, sited immediately southwest of the facility’s Target Station, consists of three buildings providing work spaces, laboratories and workshops for staff and visiting researchers. ESS Campus will be a meeting point where researchers from all over the world will gather together with ESS staff to prepare their experiments that will be conducted at the world-leading multi-disciplinary research facility. ESS will enable unprecedented research opportunities within fields such as materials, health, transport and energy, when the facility initiates the user programme for researchers in 2023.