The building features a 6.6m x 9m grid concrete frame in order to create optimum spatial and environmental conditions for laboratory spaces, while a steel tree-like structure resolves the structural challenge of carving out a large recessed external entrance space at ground and first floor levels. Subdivision is possible into a range of sizes between approx. 5,000 sq ft and 20,000 sq ft, with up to four occupiers per floor.
The external envelope comprises of curtain walling, aluminium fins and perforated panels to the north, and masonry to the east, west and south. The verticality and rhythm of the façade links floors together to create elegant proportions and provides an optimum balance of day light, views, shading and thermal mass.
Contractors SDC started working on site in June last year, with completion expected in Q4 2023.