Sygnature Discovery is the UK’s largest independent contract research organisation, providing facilities to the pharmaceutical industry. It is the anchor tenant in the new £30m Discovery biosciences building in Nottingham’s life-sciences incubator hub, BioCity. Sygnature occupies three floors and its premises include six large laboratories. It required a fume cupboard system that would support the building’s goal of achieving an excellent BREEAM energy-efficiency rating.
The School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham is engaged in world-leading research in sustainable chemistry. Together with pharmaceuticals giant GSK, the university was dedicated to establishing the UK’s first carbon neutral laboratory in which to carry out and showcase its research.
Following the success of a project in 2014 which saw the upgrade of 44 laboratory fume cupboards with TEL products, Reading University was embarking on an estate-wide upgrade of science laboratory fume cupboards as part of its Extracting Carbon Savings from our Science Labs project.
Based in Bristol, Tocris Bioscience (a subsidiary of Bio-techne) required the conversion of an industrial unit into a new, 765 M2 laboratory space in order to expand its capacity.