Construction value: £5.5m. Modern research facility extending over 2,500m2, 4 storey new build laboratories. Refurbishment of one floor of an existing building. Faithful+Gould provided the following services: Pre and post contract cost management, life cycle cost management, preparation of grant applications. The challenges: Cost planning to reflect a highly serviced future proof building, complicated infrastructure and groundworks challenges, adequate cost allowances for refurbishment element of project. Outcome: Robust cost plan that achieves client’s aspirations, complimentary building to the existing adjacent Scottish National Blood Transfusion laboratories.