Phase one underway for restoration of world leading research facility
Jul 23, 2019
Following extensive damage by fire, the first phase of our project to assist the University of St Andrews in the reinstatement of the Biomedical sciences building, is fully underway on site.
For phase 1 Oberlanders are assisting the University in the specialist design of a new purpose-built modular temporary building to rapidly restore world-leading research facilities. These will ensure the important research at BMS can be re-started while the lengthy operation to recover the building continues. The purpose-built modular building complex will accommodate biology teaching and research laboratories alongside bespoke office spaces. Existing biology teaching within the Purdie Building will be relocated to the new modular labs. Installation of the new facilities began mid-July with construction and specialist internal fit out works due for completion by mid-October, at a cost of £9m.
Once the modular building is complete, further development of new chemistry research labs, designed by Oberlanders, within the Purdie Building at the North Haugh will also take place, at a cost of £3m.
Both projects are the pre-cursor to the main project, currently in the concept design stage, to restore the fire damaged BMS building and provide new world-leading research facilities and teaching labs at the heart of the North Haugh campus.
Further details can be found on the University's website, here.