Servicing Birmingham’s new human-tissue bank
Morgan Sindall Professional Services has used its international expertise in science and technology to design the University of Birmingham’s Human Biomaterials Resource Centre, a licensed human-tissue bank, in Edgbaston. The £3.8 million, 3-storey, 1050 m2 building at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be dedicated to the collection and storage of human biomaterials for distribution to biomedical research groups. It was set up with £2.5 million of Science City funding.
Morgan Sindall is delivering the architectural design, civil, structural and mechanical, HVAC and electrical-engineering design and BREEAM assessor services for the project, which is due for completion in February 2011. The building has been designed to achieve a ‘Very good’ BREEAM rating.