GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry Building, Jubilee Campus, Architects

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

GSK Labs in Nottingham, East Midlands, England, UK – design by Fairhursts Design Group

7 Mar 2018

BREEAM Awards 2018 Winner

Award for Carbon neutral laboratory at The University of Nottingham Innovation Park:

Award for GSK Centre for Sustainable Chemistry, Nottingham

13 Aug 2017

GlaxoSmithKline’s Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

Location: Jubilee Campus, 6 Triumph Road, Nottingham, England, UK

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry, Nottingham Building

Design: Fairhursts Design Group

This project provides an environment for sustainable chemistry over two-storeys (4500m2) which is energy and resource efficient.

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry Nottingham | www.e-architect.co.uk

Achieving carbon neutrality was the single most important driver in the design, material selection and form of construction.

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry by Fairhursts Design Group

Constructed with a glulam timber frame, the building is finished with western red cedar boarding and single-fired terracotta rain screen cladding.

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry UK | www.e-architect.co.uk

The selection of CLT for the floor structure enabled large structural bays to be formed rapidly and the stringent vibration criteria for the laboratory to be met.

GSK Labs in East Midlands, England, UK - design by Fairhursts Design Group

CLT panels were also used to form the roof deck, exterior walls, and internal divisions. Inside, lightweight partitions form cellular spaces which are fully adaptable.

GSK Labs East Midlands

Four large prefabricated glulam and CLT extraction ‘horns’, fabricated off-site, were fitted to the ridge of the building maximising natural ventilation and fume extraction.

GSK Labs for Sustainable Chemistry in Nottingham

GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry – Building Information

Location: Nottingham
Architect: Fairhursts Design Group
Client/Owner: University of Nottingham
Structural Engineer: Engenuiti, Aecom
Main Contractor/Builder: Morgan Sindall
Joinery Company: B&K Structures
Timber Cladding Specialist: Forestside
Wood Supplier: Binderholz
Wood Species: German Spruce, Austrian Spruce, American Red Cedar

GlaxoSmithKline Labs Nottingham

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry, Nottingham Building Shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2017

GSK Labs Nottingham

Twenty outstanding structures have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2017 shortlist, featuring some of Britain’s best architectural designs in wood. The judging panel was led by architect Michael Morrison of Purcell.

Nottingham Laboratory Building

The shortlist will be showcased at the London Design Fair (Stand B05, Hall T2), Old Truman Brewery, 21st-24th September

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry England | www.e-architect.co.uk

Photos provided by Wood Awards

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Wood Award Shortlisting for GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry, Nottingham Building

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