BDP’s designs respond to the rapid pace of change in R&D and the demand for open, agile and interactive places for scientific research.
We pioneer cost effective and space efficient solutions in response to demanding and complex briefs which synthesise design and functional excellence with low energy, high sustainability performance in these high technology environments.
By its very nature science and research experiences constant technological and mission change. We respond to these changes by designing inspirational, adaptable spaces which can accommodate future needs through imaginative space planning and intelligent services infrastructure design, which enhance collaborative working, facilitate advanced ICT and other technologies, while respecting the need for low operational costs. We believe that full and open engagement with the client and building users to test and challenge the performance requirements reduces CO2e emissions and contributes to the goal of achieving a net zero carbon building. All of this is achieved through collaboration with our clients to realise their aspirations, creating places that celebrate science as a cultural activity.
We have world-class laboratory design expertise combined with innovative workplace design capability, working with bluechip clients across the life-sciences and workplace sectors and have received many industry accolades for our work.
By its very nature science and research experiences constant technological and mission change. We design inspirational, adaptable spaces which can accommodate future needs through imaginative space planning and intelligent services infrastructure design, which enhance collaborative working, facilitate advanced ICT and other Technologies, while respecting the need for low operational costs.
We believe that full and open engagement with the client and building users to test and challenge the performance requirements for the proposed activities can reduce CO2 emissions from structural design and servicing. This includes zoning activities by the intensity of their technical need and optimising space through interrogation of uses and shared facilities.
Our interdisciplinary structure enables the creative use of hybrid material solutions to holistically reduce the carbon emission impact of the structure and building fabric.
An energy plan for known uses, together with scenario planning, allows for future adaptation and ensures building longevity. In-use performance measurements inform data-led design to optimise operation and achieve effective re-use of existing facilities.
We work closely with academics, scientists, researchers, engineering and FM Ops estates teams; listening, analysing, exchanging ideas and stimulating imaginative solutions.
Differing perspectives need to be considered when developing potential options in response to a complex brief with demanding functional requirements.
We believe that a collaborative work style is an essential ingredient of this process of reconciling quality, functionality, sustainability and aesthetics with our client’s capital and operational cost objectives.
Building bringing together researchers from different locations working in the fields of molecular and microbiology, materials and reaction engineering, sensor and biosensor and magnetic resonance research.
The aim of the Technology and Innovation Centre is to facilitate change in the ways that the university and industry engage.
A central hub of labs forms the focal point for the centre, to encourage collaborative working across the organisation and with partners within the Cambridge Life Sciences cluster through an open design and campus environment.
A building to enable a new research initiative which will push the boundaries of medical science by drawing physics deeply into the life sciences.
The Bio-Therapeutics Hub for Innovation (BioHub) will provide a physical hub for the life sciences sector in the region, offering the opportunity for knowledge transfer and growth through co-location and the provision of sector leading facilities.
A visioning and feasibility study to break down barriers between the plant and microbial scientists and the horticulturists and entomologists working in the glasshouses, controlled environment rooms and insectary.
The Maxwell Centre aims to expand the University of Cambridge’s world class Cavendish Laboratory and advance the scale of industrial engagement for the benefit of the British economy and society.
In order to meet the challenges of nano technology the University of Cambridge wanted to create a facility that integrated the technical areas of research with social areas for debate and interaction between the disciplines.
To find out more about our science, research & technology team's work and recent projects have a look at their latest brochure.
Christoph Ackermann, Architect and Principal at BDP explains why our workplace environments must adapt quicker, following a shift in post-pandemic working patterns.
BDP’s plans for the latest phase of Bruntwood SciTech’s Manchester Science Park have been approved.
Aberdeen’s ONE BioHub, has officially launched to provide a new focal point for life sciences commercialisation in northeast Scotland.
Following a devastating fire which caused significant damage to the Paterson cancer research facility in 2017, building work on the new Paterson building at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester has completed
Science and technology buildings that include laboratories and research areas and facilities are notoriously carbon-hungry buildings.
Achieving Net-Zero Labs report examines how we can reduce the carbon impact of laboratory buildings while also meeting the energy demands and technical requirements of science projects.
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