Image of Brighton Uni Bio Sciences Building

Project Description

Client: University of Brighton
Location: Moulsecoomb Campus, Brighton, East Sussex
Year Completed: 2010
Contractor: Morgan Sindall
Architect: Morgan Professional Services/Llewellyn Davies Yeang
Contract Value: £17 Million

The School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences is housed in an iconic building we engineered for the University of Brighton.

The 8,000 m² new build centre features two linked four/five-storey buildings housing laboratories and teaching rooms, plus a large basement lecture theatre.

The building is concrete framed, supported by piled foundations bearing into the chalk substrata.

The suspended floors were designed as ‘flat slabs’, with no down stand beams, using our finite analysis and design software. This provided an economic solution and also accommodated the numerous openings through the slabs for the complex services.

The design of the seven-storey building responds to the constraints of a steeply sloping site divided by a service road; creating staggered floor levels, interesting external spaces and a flowing façade comprised of curtain walling and rain screen cladding. The science block also features a sedum green roof fitted with solar panels for the heating of domestic water contributing to the very good BREEAM rating it secured.

Services provided
Gyoury Self provided full structural and civil engineering services for this project.


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