The ground, first and second floors consist of laboratory facilities and associated support space (incorporating self-contained cold rooms), open plan and cellular office space, seminar room, computer room, meeting rooms, communal informal meeting/learning areas and toilet areas.
The second floor accommodates a Chem/Bio lab as well as Bio-resource facilities with specific pathogen free areas for isolation purposes. Ancillary storage areas, plant areas and shower facilities are also located at ground floor level.
The rooftop area contains screened plant. A part service basement of 250m2 is also included. The development includes all ancillary site and landscaping works, provision of cycle parking areas, 18 No. car parking spaces, site lighting, laboratory gas services compound, and a waste store.
The project is part of the NUI Galway “Research Bundle” of projects which in addition to the SRB comprise an 6,000m2 Humanities & Social Sciences Research Building and a 5,000m2 Clinical & Translational Research Facility.