Scottish National Blood Transfusion Services – The Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh

Uplifting place of work which is already leading to greater collaboration between staff

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Services, Edinburgh.
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Services, Edinburgh. Credit: Andrew Lee

Scotland RIBA Regional Award 2019

Reiach and Hall Architects for Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
Contract value: £30m
GIA: 12,000m²
Cost per m²: £2,500

This is a highly resolved and elegantly controlled solution to a demanding technical brief.  A central, predominantly white street, which bisects the building into administrative and laboratory zones, bathes in the changing light from a series of oculi in the roof three levels above. The extensive use of fully glazed walls reveals normally hidden laboratory-based activities, transforming the building into an open, bright, engaging and uplifting place of work which is already leading to greater collaboration between staff.

  • Scottish National Blood Transfusion Services.
    Scottish National Blood Transfusion Services. Credit: Andrew Lee
  • Scottish National Blood Transfusion Services.
    Scottish National Blood Transfusion Services. Credit: Andrew Lee
  • Scottish National Blood Transfusion Services.
    Scottish National Blood Transfusion Services. Credit: Andrew Lee
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