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Constructing Science publishes new guidance

Constructing Science, a consortium of Life Sciences facilities experts, has released its latest guidance to the market on ‘Operational Readiness’, which details how to best achieve a fit- for-purpose operational building through the construction process of life sciences laboratories in the UK.


The guidance aims to support the industry to standardise its practices and approach to better scope, cost, build and operate successful Life Sciences facilities. This latest publication covers key construction themes including:
• Project management
• Equipment
• Commissioning, qualification and validation
• In-operation considerations
• Resourcing
• Maintenance

Across the world, the life sciences sector is receiving significant investment and it’s a leading-edge and burgeoning sector to be working in. The Constructing Science consortium was launched in July 2023. Its founding members are Buro Happold, CPC Project Services, Cushman & Wakelfied, EEDN, Gensler, Gleeds, Hoare Lea, MedCity, Mission Street, and Ramboll and now includes new member Oberlanders Architects

The guide is aimed at everyone who works in the delivery of new science laboratories.

Allen Beever, CPC Partners said “Constructing Science continues to evolve as we freely share our collective industry experience with the market to support the life sciences industry in the UK. We’re excited to be sharing this new guidance to better inform and guide those who are responsible for delivering life sciences facilities”.