Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Henkel Adhesive Technologies

University of Nottingham - UK

The GSK Building presented a challenge: design a pleasant, healthy workplace for scientific research teams and build to the highest environmental and sustainability standards. The result is the GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry.



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Glaxo Smith Centre for Sustainable Chemistry

The GSK Building presented a challenge: design a pleasant, healthy workplace for scientific research teams and build to the highest environmental and sustainability standards.

Glaxo Smith Centre for Sustainable Chemistry

The result is the GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry.

Glaxo Smith Centre for Sustainable Chemistry

Built primarily with mass timber, the two-storey building includes teaching and research laboratories, offices, seminars, and a winter garden.

Glaxo Smith Centre for Sustainable Chemistry

With its own photovoltaic plant and energy-efficient infrastructure, it is built to be carbon neutral over its assessed life cycle.

Glaxo Smith Centre for Sustainable Chemistry
  • First higher education project to achieve BREEAM Outstanding and LEED Platinum
  • Timber-to-timber dowel connections minimized use of steel
  • PEFC- and FSC-certified timber
  • CLT elements are manufactured with LOCTITE HB S109, HB S409 and HB S049
Glaxo Smith Centre for Sustainable Chemistry