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Life sciences, pharmaceutical and research

The work that goes into achieving a better quality of life doesn’t stand still. Just as technology and procedures evolve, so must the spaces that house them. 

The future of pharmaceutical, life sciences and research facilities is reliant on state-of-the-art spaces and technology, but it’s not easy; there’s cost and certainty to think about, and spaces must appeal to world-leading talent. It’s about transformable facilities, collaborative research spaces and the best possible experience for all.

  • Andrew Wilson

    Andrew Wilson

    Divisional Director

  • David Broderick

    David Broderick

    Operations Director

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World-leading buildings for the world’s brightest minds

Our strong relationships with world leaders in bio-medical, genetic, chronic disease and nuclear research – as well as leading pharmaceutical companies – means we have considerable experience in Class 1, 2 and 3 containment laboratories. This includes our work delivering a range of facilities for world-class academic establishments which are continuing their quest for game-changing research and advancements in education.

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Finding a cure for dementia

For long-term client, UCL, we are transforming the former Eastman Dental Institute (EDI) into a new world-leading home for neuroscience in London. The landmark facility at 256 Grays Inn Road, London, will include one of the world's most advanced MRI scanners and bring together over 500 research scientists, clinicians and patients to create a world-class research and treatment environment to tackle neurological health diseases like dementia.

Flexible, collaborative spaces that nurture creativity

Our dedicated specialists operate exclusively in the science and health sphere. With their peerless expertise and our award-winning in-house tech capability, we engage clients early to create world-leading spaces tailored to their needs. It means we’re fully equipped to take on everything up to the biggest projects across Europe and guide clients on the journey from inception to completion, and beyond.

The spaces we’re creating will save and improve lives for years to come. We are working with University College London (UCL) on its new £160m home for Neuroscience, enabling it to pioneer world-leading testing and treatment on neurological illnesses through our ‘bench to bedside’ approach, which creates places that boost productivity, where faculty, researchers, clinicians and students can work and learn together.

“We are pleased to have appointed ISG to work with us to deliver a very special building that sits within our Estates Transformation programme, creating a new research and clinical environment for neurological diseases, where patients, clinicians and academics can come together in a state of the art, collaborative, combined facility for the first time.”

Kevin Argent, deputy director of UCL Estates and director of Estates Development

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Transforming live buildings into award-winning research environments

Our bespoke solutions arm complex environments with everything they need to attract the very best talent and take leading science and research spaces into the future. As leaders in transforming underused spaces into world-class, tech-led facilities built to evolve with the industry, we deliver the life science, research and education environments of tomorrow – today.

Our experience working in live, critical environments means we not only deliver to deadline, but ensure that critical infrastructure is operational and coordinated with minimal disruption to our client’s people. 

At the world’s leading researcher in nanoelectrics, IMEC, we are combining exemplar methods of construction delivery principles with digitalisation and platform design for manufacture and assembly (P-DfMA) to transform the client’s world-leading research and innovation hub in Belgium into an ultra-cleanroom advanced semiconductor facility.
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Award-winning healthcare environments

HSL is a progressive partnership between University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and The Doctors Laboratory. As a clinically-led provider of pathology and diagnostic services to the NHS, HSL combines specialist pathology expertise with research, development and academic excellence to transform One Mabledon Place in London from an outdated 1960s office block into one of Europe’s largest pathology laboratories.

Building a better and more sustainable future

We’re proud to lead the way in sustainable building engineering practices and are thrilled to be working with The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) to create its new HQ at The Entopia Centre, as it seeks to inspire the fight against climate change.

At Imperial College London’s Sir Michael Uren Hub in West London, our commitment to building a brighter, more sustainable legacy was recognised with a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating after we introduced a revolutionary ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) method as a sustainable substitute for cement. The method retains the strength of concrete but produces a fifteenth of the emissions – a pioneering legacy for the Hub, which is home to over 500 engineers, clinicians and scientists tasked with developing new affordable medical technologies.

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The life and work of Imperial College alumnus, Sir Michael Uren, is transforming life-changing research at his former university, and the lives of generations to come.

Sir Michael Uren, Sir Michael Uren Hub, Imperial College London, UK

Life sciences, pharmaceutical and research projects

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The Sir Michael Uren Hub                                                                                                        

London, UK

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UCL Eastman Dental Institute, Rockefeller Building 

London, UK

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