Teesside University BIOS building

The BIOS building offers laboratories for science and clinical subjects and flexible learning spaces for students at the university.

Working alongside Wates via the Scape Framework, Desco designed the mechanical and electrical services on this new science and medical facility for Teesside University.

The four-storey state-of-the-art BIOS building which was completed in September 2023, includes leading-edge laboratories for science and clinical subjects, innovative immersion suite and provides modern, flexible learning spaces for students.

Key features of the facility include:

  • A clinical skills floor, incorporating an innovative immersion suite for digital teaching.
  • A purpose-built Operating Department Practice suite to support the development of these key workers.
  • A wellbeing floor to assist new provision in oral health, as well as expanded provision in the Food Sciences.
  • Flexible facilities to support the ongoing development of Occupational Therapy degrees.
  • A range of new life sciences laboratories which supports subjects of key importance to the region, including pharmaceutical science, human biology and biomedicine.

BIOS is equipped with first-class facilities for the training of future healthcare and medical professionals and includes laboratories which have dedicated Air Handling Units providing fresh air ventilation to the lab spaces, matching the extract rate through the fume cupboards or provide 6 air changes to the space, whichever is the greater. The labs are negatively pressurised with door leakage to provide the make-up path for supply air.

The building is part of the University’s ‘School of Health and Life Sciences’ and supports subjects including anatomy, imaging, microbiology, chemistry, earth sciences and food sciences.

The building has been designed to achieve BREEAM Outstanding.

The ambitious development forms part of the University’s dynamic Campus Masterplan, which has already seen £275m invested to date across developments which have transformed the university campus and the town of Middlesbrough.


Teesside University BIOS





Related Case Studies

Riga, Baltic Quarter

The Halls Wolverhampton

Gateshead Mine Water Energy Scheme

Kirkby Leisure Centre

North Shields Transport Hub

Morpeth Sport and Leisure Centre

Oak Cancer Centre

Hadrian Health Centre

Hebburn Tri-Station