University of Sheffield

ChELSI Project, University of Sheffield

Creative use of dis-used laboratory space at the University of Sheffield was key to securing the future of pioneering research in the city. ChELSI (Chemical Engineering at the Life Science Interfaces) is a unique new research institute at the University of Sheffield which needed a new home. Our design used largely empty multi-storey combustion laboratories within the existing Chemical and Process Engineering Department to rehouse the institute.

The unique refurbishment required new intermediate floors to be inserted overlooking multi-height atrium spaces. A number of highly-serviced laboratory spaces, set adjacent to a flexible ‘ideas zone’, were created to accommodate the expanding research team.