Backweston National Laboratories
Client: Office of Public Works
Engineer: N/A
Architect: N/A
Value: c. €6M
Period: November 2003 - January 2005


  • RKD-designed flagship complex to house several scientific divisions of the Department of Agriculture. The project consisted of 25,000 m2 of labs, offices and support accommodation.
  • The project involved the design, procurement and installation of 800 m2 of curtain wall incorporating a revolving glass door, 1,200 m2 of integrated windows and 4,500 m2 of cladding.
  • 200 m2 of Brise Soleil and 900 m2 of Terracotta Rainscreen were also part of the envelope package.