In 2021, the UK Government outlined its ambition for the country to become “the leading global hub in Life Sciences”. To enable this vision and provide accessible guidance on the construction of science buildings, we have come together as a consortium of experts, producing the standards and dynamic model presented here.
ABOUT CONSTRUCTING SCIENCE
We are a consortium of experts in the Life Sciences brought together to address the question: “How should we be designing science buildings?”
Ourselves and the consortium members recognised the need for a common language and approach to assist in the government’s vision and enable all the industry players to communicate.
To address this need, we have produced the first-of-its-kind building dynamic model and building standard guidance that enables decision makers to quickly determine whether an existing or proposed lab building is suitable for the type of scientific work planned for the space.
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USING THE MODEL
The Constructing Science model has been developed and built around a simple and intuitive interface.
It is designed to guide the user through a “pathway” of their prospective development options, site/asset credentials and building performance specifications, depending on basic parameters including the required floor space and the type of laboratory required.
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