Ella Armitage Building
The Ella Armitage Building, viewed from Brook Hill
Ella Armitage Building is located in South Yorkshire
Ella Armitage Building
Location within South Yorkshire
General information
LocationSheffield, England
Coordinates53°22′54″N 1°29′00″W / 53.3817°N 1.4833°W / 53.3817; -1.4833
Roof35 m (115 ft)
Technical details
Floor count5 (excluding service floors)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Bond Bryan Architects
DeveloperKier Construction
Services engineerServices Design Associates Ltd

The Ella Armitage Building, formerly known as the Sheffield Bioincubator is a former innovation centre in Sheffield, England. It contained offices and laboratories for small and medium enterprises in emerging technology and related areas and with links to the University of Sheffield. The building is owned, managed and run by the University of Sheffield. The building was closed to commercial activity in 2017 and was incorporated into the University of Sheffield's teaching and research space and renamed the Ella Armitage Building.[1] The building houses the modern languages teaching centre, Grantham Centre and the Department of Archeology.


The Bioincubator was opened in February 2006 by Lord Sainsbury[2] as a focus for Bioscience and Technology entrepreneurship in the Sheffield City Region. It was funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Sheffield University and Yorkshire Forward. The development was intended to assist the growth of an emerging technology and bioscience cluster in the Sheffield City Region. It provided a physical space for partners to work with the University of Sheffield,[3] a Russell Group research institution. In 2007 its partner building the Kroto Innovation Centre was opened.

Notable partnerships

The concept of using Electrical impedance spectroscopy to detect oral cancer was found to have positive results through preliminary testing. It was presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Oral Medicine in 2013 by Professor Martin Thornhill from Sheffield University. The concept was the outcome of a research collaboration between commercial Bioincubator tenant Zilico, Sheffield University and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Minutes of the University Executive Board 6 February 2018" (PDF).
  2. ^ [1]- Lord Sainsbury to officially open The Sheffield Bioincubator
  3. ^ "Bioscience in Sheffield". Archived from the original on 15 July 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013. -Bioscience in Sheffield
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)-Detecting oral lesions by impedance spectroscopy- a feasibility study