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National Blood Service


Location Client Cost Size Completion
various locations UK National Blood Service & Laing O'Rourke £30m 15,000m2 2008

Project details

The brief for this generic design template for a new regional blood processing facility was driven by the aim of providing a flexible design concept which the National Blood Service would adopt to provide a “world class service, by setting standards of design and efficiency that are second to none”.

The new facility provides the National Blood Service with the largest blood centre in the world and incorporates a 7,000 m² semi-automated Grade D Processing facility, modular open plan CL2 grade laboratories, cellular CL3 grade R&D laboratories, modular Grade C and B clean-rooms and office and support facilities.

The first three new regional Blood Centres were completed in Bristol, with subsequent sites developed in Manchester, Leeds and London.

Integrated services

architecture, landscape architecture, environmental engineering, interior design, transport planner