Uplifting place of work which is already leading to greater collaboration between staff
Scotland RIBA Regional Award 2019
Reiach and Hall Architects for Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
Contract value: £30m
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.