Sygnature Discovery Building, BioCity, Nottingham


Architectural Design

Interior Design

BIM (Building Information Modelling)

Project Overview

Nottingham is now home to a state-of-the-art, contemporary building for cutting edge bio-science and bio-chemistry research located close to the city centre. The project is a celebration of Nottingham’s rich bio-science history and creates a new gateway into the existing BioCity quarter, providing a fitting first node to the eastside regeneration development.

The flagship facility contains flexible research space, including a mixture of laboratories, incubator units, write-up spaces and offices. Additional areas for conference and meeting facilities, supporting the laboratory tenants, are provided on the ground floor.

The BioCity community and passers-by will benefit from a much-needed external amenity space which helps to establish links to the eastside of the city centre.

Sustainability was an integral consideration throughout the entire design process and the building has a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) ‘excellent’ rating, incorporating renewable technologies such as solar PV panels. Power and heating are provided by the district heating system and a solar screen, designed by local artist Wolfgang Buttress, is provided to control thermal gain and glare.

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