The Francis Crick Institute at 1 Midland Road, NW1 has now been awarded the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) ‘Excellent’ rating of 74% for the construction of this sustainable technically complex and advanced biomedical research facilities employing 1250 scientists and 250 support staff.
The architects HOK and PLP shaped the building to capture natural light while the engineering firm ARUP designed highly efficient systems to run the building. The local community was fully consulted on the building design and the embedded community facilities. The main contractors Laing O’Rourke delivered the building with an emphasis on sustainability. The building has embedded low carbon technologies including a combined heat and power plant (CHP), 1700 m2 of solar panels, zoned lighting and brown roof spaces to attract wild life.