Biomedical Research Building, Warwick.

Ian Durbin, Partner at Hoare Lea

Lead Partner:
Ian Durbin

A space for future generations of scientists.

The new Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB) will provide an environment for research, learning, and discovery. The facility will bring together some 30 groups for the School of Life Sciences and the Warwick Medical School. The basis of research output will be precision medicine: improving health through mechanistically-informed interventions and therapies.

Research community.

The client’s goal is to create a research community, acting as an environment to foster and enhance interdisciplinary associations, intellectual teamwork, and knowledge transfer. It’s aim is to promote collaboration alongside new lines of enquiry for heightened innovation.

The University of Warwick envisages the laboratories as environments
for both initial users and future generations of scientists. It requires a simple ‘base’ building, which can be easily adapted in response to changes in programme priorities and strategies.

Modular approach.

Our MEP solutions are being developed around a modular grid approach and ring main solutions. Together, these will provide ‘plug and play’ connectivity, as well as having minimal impact on the site’s surroundings during construction. This consideration of the building’s surrounding area is due to its location in a prominent position close to residential properties within the university. In response to this, we are providing CFD fume dispersal and acoustic modelling of the roof-mounted plant. This will ensure the local environment is not affected by the development.

Key Figures
£30 million
30 school groups