Institute of Life Science, Phase 2, Swansea University

ABOUT THE BUILDING

lifescilongcropThis five storey clinical research and trials facility includes a secure bedded unit, an imaging suite, research laboratories and associated research office space on the lower ground and ground floors. The above ground floors, referred to as the tower, include health informatics, additional office research space, conferencing and business development space.

breeam_awards_wales_2012_logoThe development is a joint venture between Swansea University and the Abertawe/Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, and as such is located on land between Swansea University Campus and Singleton Hospital.

The philosophy behind the development was to deliver a sustainable building, whilst working within the constraints of an environment that was suitable for clinical research and trials facilities. To achieve this the design team worked collaboratively with existing university research departments, so that it could focus on the detailed requirements of each specialist department while retaining the objectives of a sustainable building.