Delivering a State-of-the-Art Life Sciences and School of Health Hub for Teesside University

Constructing Excellence

BIOS is a high-quality, state-of-the-art science facility at the heart of Teesside University’s Middlesbrough campus.

Supporting the University’s thriving School of Health & Life Sciences, the new building consolidates multiple departments across campus into a four-storey building of cutting-edge lab space for subjects including anatomy, imaging, microbiology, chemistry, earth sciences and food science with state-of-the-art health teaching facilities including OSCE suites, operating theatres and immersive suites.

The BREEAM Outstanding build was designed and delivered by lead contractor Wates, architect Faulkner Brown and Project Manager and Project Quantity Surveyor’s Summers-Inman. It marks the third project completed by this delivery team for the university and is the largest and most complex to date.

Procured via Scape during a period of serious economic inflation, Wates prioritised supporting its supply chain and ensuring work would have a lasting positive benefit on the wider community, delivering more than £6.4m worth of Social Value initiatives throughout.

Working together with businesses and social enterprises across the Tees-Valley area, we fully believe our work at BIOS has left a lasting legacy at Teesside University–a goal we strive to achieve at every site.

Three Winning Facts:
  1. he project was delivered on time and on budget, in collaboration with all stakeholders.
  2. BIOS achieved a standout 45/45 score Considerate Constructors Score
  3. Delivered Teesside’s first BREEAM Outstanding build, which will be net zero carbon in operation.