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Hawkins\Brown wins planning for Exeter Uni research facility

Hawkins\Brown has won planning permission for a £30 million science building at the University of Exeter

Overlooking the city of Exeter, the 8,000m² Living Systems Building will provide additional wet and dry labs on the University’s Streatham Campus.

The first dedicated science building to be added to the campus since the 1960s the new facility will be linked to the Physics and Geoffrey Pope Biosciences buildings to create a cluster of science buildings.

The concrete and steel framed building, which will be naturally ventilated and incorporate photovoltaics, aims to achieve BREEAM excellent rating.

Project data

Size 8,000m²
Value £30 million
Client University of Exeter
Architect Hawkins\Brown
Structural engineer AECOM
Services engineer Hoare Lea
Landscape architect Illman Young
Project manager MACE
Main contractor Wates

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