The Baddiley Clark building is a major investment on behalf of Newcastle University to provide a highly sustainable environment for two leading medical research teams. Designed to a BREEAM 'excellent' rating, exceptional for a laboratory, the Centre houses two research groups; 'The Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology (CBCB)' and 'The Institute of Health and Society (HIS)'.
The CBCB has a range of high specification microbiological laboratories arranged over several levels with an innovative configuration of write up areas. A series of cascading terraces house the write up spaces which are linked by the primary circulation stair to integrate the building's 100 researchers. Optimum connections to the primary and secondary labs are provided at each level with all areas benefiting from natural daylight and external views.