Client: University of Nottingham/GSK

Architect: FDG Fairhursts

Value: £15m



The GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham is unique in the UK, not only in its design but also in its focus on world-leading research into sustainable chemistry.

The research activity undertaken at the Laboratory will aim for the highest ‘clean and green’ standards to minimise environmental impact and ensure that the new chemistry developed is both energy and resource efficient and sustainable.

Located on The University of Nottingham’s award-winning Innovation Park, the new 4,500m2 carbon neutral laboratory building will provide unrivalled facilities for chemistry. Designed by architects FDG Fairhursts, the buiilding focuses on sustainability and incorporates all the latest technologies including a cross laminated timber structure, to enable the building to be carbon neutral over its lifetime.


Building Award 2017 - Sustainability Project of the Year

FBE Awards 2016 - East Midlands Winner of Winner

Education Estates Award 2016 - Best Educational Building (Universities & College)

Structural Timber Awards 2016 - Client of the Year



Image credits: FDG Fairhursts, B&K Structures and Morgan Sindall