KJ Tait Engineers provided full MEP, sustainability and BREEAM consultancy services to University of Glasgow for the £10m Translational Research Centre. The TRC, part of the Beatson Institute, delivers a crucial element of Scotland’s strategic plan to tackle cancer between the University of Glasgow, Cancer Research UK and the NHS through facilities such as the Beatson Oncology Centre at Gartnavel and the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research at Garscube.
This low-energy cancer research laboratory building is the first purpose-built facility of its kind in Scotland. The facility incorporates a mixture of drug research, analytical chemistry departments and eight tissue culture suites. Each suite is adjacent to a general laboratory area and a specific research laboratory on each floor. Full laboratory fit-out engineering services were designed by KJ Tait Engineers, including a major data centre to support the IT needs of the researchers.
The building’s Energy Performance Certificate is B+ and BREEAM Excellent was achieved.