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Science 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 science 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 Bacon

    Andrew Bacon

    Pre-Construction 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.

Our science and research projects

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The Sir Michael Uren Hub, Imperial College                                                                                                        

London, UK

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UCL Eastman Dental Institute, Rockefeller Building 

London, UK

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.

Sycamore House, located on the Stevenage Bioscience Campus, is the innovation hub for life sciences and cell and gene therapy, and shows the possibilities of breathing new life into existing building stock through retrofit. Sub-divisible laboratory and office spaces co-exist with vibrant, communal areas and the effect is of a multi-tenanted building that feels light, open and genuinely collaborative, encouraging interaction between neighbouring start-up companies.

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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.

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 science and research 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

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.


Adaptive re-use from office to labs to meet unmet needs

We are delivering the first major phase of plans to redevelop London’s Regent Quarter near King’s Cross into a life sciences-led campus. The scheme represents one of the UK’s largest life science conversion projects and creates significant opportunity to deliver wider social value benefits as we work with local stakeholders and Islington Council to maximise this investment potential

Building a better and more sustainable future

We’re proud to lead the way in sustainable building engineering practices and were thrilled to work with The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) to deliver its award-winning new HQ, the Entopia Building, as it seeks to inspire the fight against climate change.

Funded by The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, the Oak Cancer Centre is a state-of-the-art research and treatment facility will help accelerate the development of new cancer treatments. Using the latest technology, the centre provides spaces for world-class scientific research and development, advancing lifesaving treatments and enabling earlier, faster diagnosis to enhance outcomes.

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An inquisitive child, Danny was always destined for a future which piqued his innate curiosity.

Danny Bryan, Divisional Technical Services Manager, London, UK
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‘Space to innovate’

ISG's latest research report, 'Space to innovate', reveals a link between built space and innovation, with our research showing that more appropriate space to innovate drives greater levels of innovation. Innovation which leads to more productivity, growth and nationwide prosperity.

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Andrew Bacon

Andrew Bacon

Pre-Construction Director

Danny Bryan

Danny Bryan

Divisional Technical Services Manager