The Future Cities Forum have published a report following a panel discussion on the ambitions of science and tech campuses. Director Ed Hayden joined the expert panel led by Stephen Dance, Director, Commercial Adviser Team, Infrastructure & Projects Authority.
2020, with the shock of a global pandemic, put health services and life sciences research teams at centre stage. While investment into these sectors from governments, investors and real estate developers had been growing before Covid-19 broke out, the urgent search for vaccines, call for joined-up test and trace data collection, and the front-line exposure of hospital ICUs, has highlighted the vital role health science and technology infrastructure plays across civilisation – and our cities.
Sharing Scott Brownrigg’s experience of designing research and life science buildings in Cambridge and Oxford, Ed Hayden introduced the panel to our insight into how post-Covid design will be positioned in a low Carbon future.