BREEAM Excellent award – the MSRH is in the top 10% of UK new non-domestic buildingsThe Molecular Sciences Research Hub (MSRH), the new research home for the Department of Chemistry, was awarded BREEAM Excellent Certification for its overall environmental and operational performance. BREEAM sets best practice standards for the environmental performance of buildings through design, specification, construction and operation.

In 2019, the MSRH was also awarded the S-Lab (Safe, Successful, Sustainable Laboratories) Award in the Refurbished Buildings and Spaces category. The S-Lab Awards are recognised around the world as the benchmark for good laboratory design, operation and management.