Last updated on 13 May 2021
The Faculty of Biological Sciences teaching and research facilities have been boosted at Leeds following the completion of the refurbishment of the Garstang building, levels 4 and 9. Once the finishing touches have been completed, the floor will be open for business!
Investment and improvements in the Faculty of Biological Sciences have created a new flexible model for open laboratory and office environments, facilitating joint work, all of which will enhance research capacity, research experience and associated research outputs and income.
The improvement works have also reduced the University’s energy consumption and carbon footprint, through upgrades such as window replacement and improved energy efficiencies through heating, cooling and ventilation.
Commenting on the project, Sarah Bacsich, Estates Project Manager said:
“We hope the Faculty and staff enjoy and benefit from working in these new areas and must thank everyone who has been part of this project, the Faculty, estates colleagues, consultant and contractor teams who have all worked together and remained focused on the end result, despite the challenges the project met along the way.
“Looking ahead, the improvements and new facilities on Level 4 and 9 now provide an exciting new environment for the Faculty of Biological Sciences research staff and students – this new home will encourage new ways of working to champion groundbreaking research.”
Karen Birch, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences commented:
“We are all delighted that this phase of the development of the Faculty is complete. Seeing the finished design is really exciting and stimulates the imagination for pushing the boundaries of biomedical research. I am particularly thrilled that our excellent scientists, from postgraduates to Faculty academics will experience working in such a high quality, modern, airy and stimulating space. This new environment will enable enhanced collaborative research to underpin our vision of exploring biological challenges to accelerate real world impact and translation. What a great environment in which to work and develop the science leaders of the future!”
Refurbishment of Level 4 and Level 9 – Virtual tour video
You can get a feel for the new facilities through our virtual tour video:
Our external-facing article is also now live on the FBS website.
Find out more about the refurbishment of the Garstang Building.