Biological Sciences Laboratories by FCB


Biological Sciences LaboratoriesFCB Studios have recently won the architectural competition to design a series of specialist lab buildings, a new hub space and associated connecting atria. The commission also includes the major renovation and recladding of an existing 1960’s laboratory tower at the centre of the School of Biological Sciences’  Campus. The FCB Studios team are supported by Belfast based architectural practice Ostick and Williams, to provide lab expertise and WYG for all engineering services. The University of Edinburgh has sought to modernise the Darwin Lab building for a number of years.
Biological Sciences LaboratoriesThe current proposal envisions the buildings major renovation and recladding to improve the prominent building’s appearance and environmental performance. The renovation of this 10,000 m2 10 storey tower, the development of two other lab buildings totaling 4,300 m2, a new 2000 m2  hub building containing meeting rooms, offices and catering facilities and a large connecting atria space offers the opportunity for the SBS to consolidate their research activities in state of the art facilities that by virtue of their adjacencies support collaboration and cross disciplinary work.
Biological Sciences LaboratoriesLocation: Edinburgh, Scotland
Architects: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Completion: 2019
Client: University of Edinburgh

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