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Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine
2012
The Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine is the first large-scale, purpose-built facility of its kind in the UK and the first laboratory building to receive a BREEAM Excellent rating. The Centre will develop new treatments for human diseases affecting the nervous system, liver and other organs. The building's cantilevered structure is clad in clear and opaque curtain walling maximising views of the surrounding landscape. Vertical aluminium fins minimising solar gain and provide a striking feature to the elevations.

Its internal configuration concentrates daylight and natural ventilation on the spaces that will benefit most. Write-up spaces and offices are located around the perimeter, with concentric rings of primary and secondary laboratories and smaller specialised rooms moving towards the centre of the building. The plant has been located on a mezzanine level between the laboratory areas on the ground and first floors to maximise efficiencies within these heavily serviced spaces.

The Centre employs a number of sustainable features, including ground source heat pumps, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaics and chilled beams, contributing to its BREEAM Excellent rating.
PROJECT: Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine
LOCATION: Edinburgh
CLIENT: University of Edinburgh
ARCHITECT: Sheppard Robson
Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine

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