Queens Award


S+B UK has secured the contract for the supply and installation of the laboratory furniture for the new state-of-the-art facility – Birmingham University, Central Teaching Labs

S+B UK Limited has secured the contract for the supply and installation of the laboratory furniture for the next phase of the University Central Teaching Labs which is a £40m project.

Specification: Exemplaire C-Frame throughout with some additional bespoke benching. A mixture of mobile and suspended units, large cast epoxy sinks, wall fixed storage and shelving. Large undergraduate Dry and wet labs with surrounding smaller laboratories split over two floors.

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Project completion: Summer 2018

Please see below for the University press release.

“The new state-of-the-art facility, along with the recently-opened engineering lab in the School of Engineering Building, will enable us to rethink the way STEM subjects are taught at the University. It will make more effective use of staff time and resources through the efficient use of practical teaching space, innovations in teaching delivery and the reinvention of practical classes. This will allow both undergraduate and postgraduate students to benefit from transformational teaching in a space designed to encourage and facilitate collaborative and inter-disciplinary working.

The hope is that this environment will also prepare our students more readily for future professions by reflecting the multifaceted nature of working life. In addition to transforming practical teaching, the CTL will provide a visually stimulating and interactive environment in which to showcase science and STEM subjects to a wider audience. It will provide a flexible space for outreach and business engagement activities, open days, events and Continuing Professional Development.”