As the School of Life Sciences at Dundee University continues to develop and expand, the requirement for facilities to be refurbished to the highest standards has grown. Development of the Wellcome Building and James Black Centre on adjacent sites has left the original Medical Sciences Institute in need of significant upgrading and refurbishment to match the standard of accommodation provided in its near neighbours.
Wellwood Leslie Architects have brought our experience in building refurbishment together with our developing skills in the life sciences sector together to carry out this refurbishment on behalf of the School of Life Sciences headed by Sir Philip Cohen. Accommodation comprises extensive specialist laboratory facilities with associated administration and equipment support space over 3 floors. In order to achieve the required standard of accommodation significant internal remodelling has been required to create large open plan laboratory suites from previously cellular accommodation.
In addition to remodelling and refurbishment of existing accommodation associated building services are being extensively upgraded to ensure optimum environmental conditions throughout the facility. Mezzanine plant spaces have been refitted and new mechanical services plant room has been located at roof level.