Queens Award


University of Reading Health and Life Sciences wins the ‘Innovation in Delivering Value’ award at the Education Estates 2021

We are delighted that the University of Reading Health & Life Science project won the “Innovation in Delivering Value” award at the Education Estates Awards 2021 in Manchester.

S+B UK worked closely with Stride Treglown and Balfour Beatty in delivering the laboratory furniture package for the scheme, including our Exemplaire C frame and Column systems, IPS working stations and Working Walls storage systems.

The project delivered purpose-built research and teaching facilities over four floors and incorporates the School of Biological Sciences, with state-of-the-art laboratories, designed to accommodate every discipline of the biological sciences.

A ‘superlab’ occupies the ground floor, being used for teaching undergraduates,  and can seat 280 students at once, in its largest configuration or smaller classes of 60-80, when required, as the space can be easily subdivided into several configurations.

The first-class facility will accommodate more than 17,000 students.

Watch the project flythrough rendering here

To find out more about the furniture systems mentioned above please visit the Exemplaire C frame and Column system and Working Walls pages.