Sector: Education

University of Plymouth – Derriford Research Facility

Project Description

£14m 3,463m2 , 4-storey BREEAM Excellent research facility building for the Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, providing state of the art health, education and bioscience
research facilities

General office and administration areas, general and protonic laboratory, imagining facility, tissue culture labs, rat holding rooms, physiology, viral holding rooms, cage wash, category 2
and 3 laboratories, operating suite, biomedical research and ancillary areas

Designed to meet Home Office approval and received their validation

Design included specialist laboratory ventilation and control system including pressure regimes with magnehelic gauges, fume cupboard extract systems, compressed air, specialist laboratory gases, liquid nitrogen, provision of infrastructure to specialist laboratory equipment, HEPA filtration, gas detection and shut-off systems, laboratory water and specialist drainage

Built to underpin the University of Plymouth’s outstanding performance on the Research Excellence Framework
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