GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry Building, Architects

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

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

13 Aug 2017

GlaxoSmithKline’s Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

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.

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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

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

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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.

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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.

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

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.

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

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

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

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

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.

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

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

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