International design practice Scott Brownrigg is working with universities, campus and business park operators and investment groups to develop and evolve a model for new Science Parks across the UK. Working together, we are creating new leading environmentally sustainable campus environments that provide the right ingredients to promote better research, improved innovation, greater interaction and improved campus life; the parks will also help to stimulate greater local employment opportunities.
By working at a macro through to micro scale, and taking forward brown and green field sites, the practice has been able to deliver highly valuable consents for the science and Innovation industry. Scott Brownrigg has secured in February 2016, the complete masterplan design and delivery of 20 independent Science and innovation buildings with support facilities across the new Harlow Science Park promoted by Harlow Council. The site is set in 25 acres of Enterprise Zone adjacent to Newhall as part of a successful bid supporting Vinci Developments, Discovery Park and Palmer Capital. The first buildings are to be delivered in 2017 and combine research, office, and support industry accommodation contained within contemporary and innovative building designs. Scott Brownrigg’s approach has helped promote the improved status of Harlow’s employment offer and sits alongside the innovative and successful residential development in Newhall.
Scott Brownrigg’s expertise ranges from providing facilities for growing new businesses who wish to collocate on university campus land, through to masterplanning and designing parks which can accommodate the largest of headquarter buildings for the science and research sector. Oxford Science Park, Milton Park, Howbery Park, Green Park, University of Reading and the University of Surrey are just some the practice is involved with. The practice is also working at Cambridge Science Park providing several office buildings that are in planning and at tender stage with a very high quality architectural response within a highly successful parkland setting.
Scott Brownrigg has designed headquarters and research buildings for Lilly, Novartis, Becton Dickinson, Johnson and Johnson, Celgene, NHS Bowl Cancer Screening Laboratories, BAE and Quintiles. Integrating, where relevant, commercial expertise with award-winning town planning and interior design teams, it is capable of taking the masterplan from planning through to the individual choice of fume cupboard or furniture to invigorate innovative breakout space.
Its Design Research Unit has been developing a new acclaimed ‘Flexible Laboratory Concept’ which provides a number of design options and configurations that can easily be reconfigured to suit the future needs of growing research units and companies. In addition, its Advanced Technologies sector is leading the way in the global demand for technology intensive buildings for lifesciences, manufacturing, data, research and energy.
As members of the UK Science Park Association, Scott Brownrigg is continuing to strengthen its skills and sector expertise in the design of science and innovation campuses, enterprise hubs and laboratories.
Bruce Calton, Group Director at Scott Brownrigg states:
“The science and innovation sector is tremendously important to the UK economy, with research residing as a core skill that we can proudly promote worldwide. Research skills and inward investment into the UK science park sector by high quality employers is still on the rise and Scott Brownrigg has been working with universities, campus and business park operators to facilitate the growth of new businesses. It is an emerging theme across UK universities for both university graduates and companies to collocate on university campus land; this provides the ability to capture and promote talent and facilitate opportunities from which both parties can benefit. Getting the right building, campus and environment working together is a key skill that Scott Brownrigg understands and nurtures in the designs it continues to create.”
With 285 staff, Scott Brownrigg has offices in Guildford, London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and international offices in New York, Singapore, Zagreb and Moscow. Skilled in the design and delivery of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ rated buildings, the practice has won numerous sustainability and design industry awards. Its success is based on the quality of its design and its ability to remain agile and adaptable to industry changes, as well as providing an integrated service and a multi-sector offering.
A new Bio-Hub at Cambridge Science Park designed by global practice Scott Brownrigg, has completed. The £65 million scheme incorporates a group of exemplary buildings – plots 22, 25 and 26, which reinforce Cambridge Science Park’s status as not only the oldest park of...
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