We were briefed to design a multi-occupancy building, combining laboratory and office uses. The design will provide a five storey, flexible B1(b) laboratory and office building of approximately 105,000 sq ft net.
The building has been designed as a flexible laboratory and office (50:50) development, with tenants being a combination of businesses involved in life sciences R&D, which could entail offices and wet or dry laboratories in combination. The simple building form complements the complex services strategy and the façade has been designed to respond to the changing requirements of a multi-occupied building.
The design has a striking external appearance, with a daring entrance attraction that celebrates arriving at this centre for collaboration and innovation. Alongside a double height reception, a contemporary café space will spill out onto the plaza and meeting rooms are provided for all occupants.