Client: University of Aberdeen
Architect: Halliday Fraser Munro
Contractor: Lend Lease
Project Value: £37 million
Lead Consultant: Richard Mackenzie
The new major research centre will place the University of Aberdeen at the forefront of scientific research into nutrition and health. Volunteers will work with scientists to shed new light on the relationship between food, society, behaviour and health. The £37 million state-of-the-art facility is next to the university’s Institute for Medical Sciences at Foresterhill. It will allow researchers and scientists at the Rowett and clinicians at Foresterhill – already Europe’s biggest health campus – to collaboratively progress with their work.
RMP were commissioned to provide a full acoustic design service of the new teaching and research building. The building incorporates offices, laboratory accommodation, teaching spaces and a large multifunction central atrium for which RMP undertook complex 3D acoustic modelling.
The building is currently achieving a BREEAM Rating of ‘Outstanding’ which is the highest rating a building can achieve on this sustainability scale.