All three buildings are designed for high technology tenants and use a highly adaptable design that allows for multiple occupants per floor and flexibility between laboratory and office space to suit a tenant’s capacity and ongoing needs.
Plot 25 (The Bio Innovation Centre) hosts 28 individual flexible laboratories with dedicated write up rooms, and large open plan biology and chemistry spaces, with state-of-the art support facilities including fume cupboards and piped gases by centralised distribution.
The reception area in plot 25 leads into an open café space where conversations and collaborations will take place. It stands out with a perforated black metal ceiling, giving it both a feeling of elevated height and helping to distinguish it as a focal, communal space within the building.
The plots are wrapped within elegant façades, with rhythmic curtain walling details and feature chamfered bays at key corners.
“The Bio-Hub is a very exciting project to be involved in. The expectation and what we achieved was a series of high quality landmark buildings which sets a new standard in the Park’s built environment, meeting the British Council for Offices and BREEAM Excellent standards, making it incredibly efficient at 89.5% NIA:GIA.
We were also delighted with the design achieved, with it being both striking and contemporary, having angular lines reflected by a façade cladding of glass and with metallic panels and fins for solar shading – this involved many meetings and detailed options to achieve this look. We feel the real lasting success of the project was the incredible working relationship of the team. Everyone was completely on board from day one, which made the whole project journey incredibly effective in overcoming any challenges” [John Pearson, Bidwells]
With the Bio Hub now complete, tenants are moving into the new buildings straight away.