Architects: Bond Bryan Architects
Bond Bryan Director: Geoff Halliwell
Project Managers: Turner & Townsend
Services Engineers: Capita Symonds
Civil/Structural Engineers: SKM
Construction Value: £5.8 million
Completion Date: 2010
Gross Internal Floor Area: 2,800 square metres
BREEAM Sustainability Rating: Very Good
Centres of excellence have become a feature of the University. Our role was to respond to detailed technical requirements and also to create distinctive places, giving research communities a strong sense of identity; alongside the laboratories, shared ‘people-spaces’ encourage thought and conversation.
SITraN is an international centre of excellence for research into neurodegenerative diseases with the potential to make a significant contribution to treatments bringing new hope to sufferers. At the building’s centre is a large, tall top-lit writing/study space: the heart of the institution where thoughts are shared. Externally the use of natural materials and creation of a garden setting reminds us that life is truly wonderful and we are out to protect this precious gift.
SITraN was a shortlisted project at the 2012 Sheffield Design Awards and won a 2011 RICS award for Design and Innovation.