03 Jun 2013

ADP's Cardiovascular Research Centre Scoops East Midlands Award

The Cardiovascular Research Building for the University of Leicester designed by ADP has been named a regional winner of a LABC Building Excellence award in the Best Education Development category.

The Local Authority Building Control (LABC) awards celebrate construction excellence, commending technically complex and innovative building solutions.

The Cardiovascular Research Centre, which opened at the end of 2012, is situated on the Glenfield Hospital site, close to the University’s Biomedical Research Unit. 

ADP’s design unites laboratory and office space, enabling world-class cardiovascular research teams to physically work together and collaboratively push forward the boundaries of research, with the aim getting treatments to patients quicker. 

The facilities provided include a Leicester Biobank, Cardiovascular Research laboratories, a Clinical Research Informatics unit and a Data to Knowledge unit. 

The four storey building doubles the amount of research space available to the University and enables researchers to capture, create and code data collected from patients attending cardio-respiratory services at Glenfield hospital. 

In addition to architectural services, ADP provided landscape design and environmental assessment services. The building is aiming for a BREEAM Excellent rating.

The national LABC Building Excellence award winners will be announced in October.