Scott Brownrigg Director Ed Hayden recently joined construction consultancy Linesight for a roundtable discussion on the future of the life sciences in the UK. Moderated by Deputy Editor of EG Tim Burke, panellists discussed key issues impacting the future development of the sector, and the risk mitigation strategies required to overcome these challenges.
Talking about managing suppliers, ‘Early engagement and collaboration with the contracting and supply sides are crucial, as is collaborative design’, said Ed Hayden, Life Sciences Director at global architectural practice Scott Brownrigg. “We need to engage early and work closely with the whole supply chain to ensure the design of every element can be delivered.”
Life sciences sector continues as a growth area for the UK, but it does face acute challenges which need to be overcome to ensure the UK remains a leading contributor to the continued fight for the improved health and wellbeing of the global population. The meeting concluded that providing the required facilities and real estate requirements to support the sector can be overcome through a collaborative supply chain, lateral thinking about developments and a local and central government support. And encouragingly, this growth can happen while ESG targets are met.
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