Smith+Nephew Flagship R&D and Manufacturing Facility for Advanced Wound Management

East Yorkshire

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Race Cottam Associates was appointed by Smith+Nephew to design the firm’s brand new R&D and manufacturing facility for advanced wound management near Hull.

The Brief

The vision for the circa 30,000m² new building was to create a world-class working environment capable of delivering next generation products that will improve the standard of care for the NHS and customers across the globe. It will encourage innovation and collaboration, accommodate key manufacturing spaces and advanced laboratories which meet stringent cleanliness standards, and be future proof in terms of flexibility of space.

The Design

Manufacturing facilities of this scale and complexity require extensive collaboration and specialist technical knowledge, which we’re proud to have established on facilities across the UK for similar blue-chip clients including further along the East Coast in Hull for Siemens.

The Ourcome

The firm will invest more than £80m building the new facility, which will create a world class R&D, manufacturing and flexible office environment.

Completion is due in 2024.