PROJECT: The Biosphere
LOCATION: Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne
SECTOR: Higher Education / Laboratories
END CLIENT/DEVELOPER: Newcastle City Council
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Kier
MEP VALUE: £5.5M
SCOPE OF WORKS: The Biosphere is a 90,000 sqft new build facility, offering high-quality biology and chemistry laboratories, Grade A offices and conference space located on Helix, one of the largest regeneration schemes of its type in the UK.
The building has been developed to meet the needs of businesses specialising in the commercialisation of life sciences and innovation as well as research and development in the heart of Newcastle city centre on a former brewery site.
- BIM Level 2 modelling
- Prefabricated plant room incorporating plate heat exchangers to connect to the site’s central energy centre
- Heating and cooling using four pipe fan coils
- Highly serviced building to meet laboratory standards, including fume cupboard extraction and ventilation for all spaces
- HDPE drainage pipework installed throughout