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Glasgow Centre for Virus Research

CVR Building, Glasgow, Scotland – design by Sheppard Robson

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Sir Michael Stoker Building nominated for Scottish Design Awards

18 Jan 2011

Centre for Virus Research Glasgow

Sheppard Robson to design major virus research building at University of Glasgow

Leading UK architecture practice Sheppard Robson has won the commission to design a new building for the Medical Research Council/University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) at the University of Glasgow.

Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
Centre for Virus Research image by architects

The CVR will be at the forefront of international research into human and animal viral diseases and is a joint venture between the University of Glasgow and the Medical Research Council (MRC). The new CVR building will be funded by The University of Glasgow, MRC and an infrastructure award from the Wolfson Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, and will be located at the University of Glasgow’s Garscube Estate campus.

Cutting edge facilities, including highly serviced Category 3 laboratories and state of the art teaching and learning spaces, will create an environment that supports the very best in scientific research and collaboration. The Centre will also include social areas and a café for staff and students and will be accessible, inclusive and sustainable.

Sheppard Robson’s striking design will not only provide a state of the art research facility but will also reflect the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading research universities and a member of the prestigious Russell Group.

Glasgow Centre for Virus Research Building
Centre for Virus Research image by architects

Reiner Nowak, project leader within the Centre for Virus Research design team at Sheppard Robson commented: “It is a privilege to be working with a prestigious institution like the University of Glasgow. The Centre for Virus Research aims to become an internationally leading centre in the study of viral diseases, and I am very much looking forward to being a part of its ongoing success by bringing the latest architectural design to the faculty.”

The images attached illustrate Sheppard Robson’s concept proposals for the new MRC/University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, which is expected to be 6,000m².

Centre for Virus Research Glasgow images / information from Sheppard Robson

Sheppard Robson




A recent Glasgow education building designed by Sheppard Robson:

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences in Glasgow
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Glasgow
photo from architects
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Another Glasgow education building designed by Sheppard Robson:

Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, The University of Strathclyde
Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences Building
image by architects
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

University of Strathclyde John Arbuthnott Building

University of Strathclyde Graduate Business School

Strathclyde Business Park

Caledonian University buildings

Strathclyde University




Key Buildings in the city

St Enoch Centre

SECC Glasgow

The Lighthouse Scotland
The Lighthouse Glasgow
image : David Churchill

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