Centre for Medicine receives international science accolade

Our innovative Centre for Medicine building can add another award to its list of honours as it scooped a prestigious international award at the S-Lab Awards 2017 last week.

The building, last year certified as the UK’s largest non-residential Passivhaus building, won against stiff competition in the Sustainable Science Building category at the awards ceremony, which recognised excellence in laboratory design, management and operation, showcasing the very best scientific facilities from 11 countries in five continents.

Contractor Willmott Dixon, along with Associated Architects, Bidwells, Gleeds, Ramboll and mechanical and electrical consultants Couch Perry Wilkes, worked side by side with the University throughout the challenging build process to develop what is an incredibly eco-friendly building, which is expected to reduce energy bills by six times compared to a conventional build.

Chrispal Anand, carbon & energy manager at the University, said: “I am really pleased that Centre for Medicine Building has won the S-Lab Award 2017. This is an international award recognising excellence in science buildings, equipment, facilities and management. It is a fantastic achievement and demonstrates the University of Leicester’s commitment towards carrying out teaching and research in a low carbon environment.”

This is the latest award that the groundbreaking Centre for Medicine has received, following last week's ENDS Award and a win in the ProCon Leicestershire Awards among the recognition the building has received from the architectural industry.