Wellcome-Wolfson Institute of Experimental Medicine


Value

£20m


Location

Belfast


Client

Queen's University Belfast


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Awards


  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors 2016 ‘Project of the Year’
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors 2016 ‘Design Through Innovation’ Award
  • Construction Excellence Federation 2015 ‘Health and Education Infrastructure’ Winner
  • Construction Excellence Federation 2015 ‘Construction Excellence Overall Winner’
  • Considerate Constructors Scheme Silver Award 2016

Overview


 

This building was established to provide a greater understanding of the mechanisms of disease and improve patient outcomes. The 9,000m2 facility accommodates 330 members of staff specialising in research into finding cures for eye disease and diabetes and the development of a global programme to assist in the understanding of the genetics of chronic diseases. A key feature of the building is the twin skin exterior envelope which improves the thermal performance of the facility. The central atrium is the focal point of the Institute and is designed to accommodate meetings, displays and conferences. The building received an environment BREAMM rating of excellent as it incorporates a range of measures to lower carbon emissions and overall delivers a more sustainable building.

 

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