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Institute of Marine Sciences, Portsmouth
Commendation, Best New Building, The Portsmouth Society Design Awards 2013

A £1m state-of-the-art research laboratory building built by Kier for the University of Portsmouth, designed by a collaboration between Re-Format and C.F. Møller Architects. The building has an aquarium floor including five individual aquarium rooms and a quarantine room.

The Institute of Marine Sciences has been awarded a ‘Commendation’ for ‘Best New Building’ in the Portsmouth Society Design Awards 2013. The scheme was acknowledged for its ‘originality and quality of design with a high standard of build and built with a view to sustainability’.


University of Portsmouth

Main Contractor:

Kier Group




‘SRE consistently provided a clear, and concise service to us throughout the BREEAM Assessment on the Institute of Marine Sciences. Their methods take the pain of paper-chasing away from what can be seen as a bureaucratic process and leave the design team free to concentrate on other aspects of the project.'
Matt Swanton, Partner, Re-Format