Delighted to share that o2h co-work labs has won the award for Excellence in Adaptive Reuse by I2SL: International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories. The I2SL Go Beyond Awards is a unique program honoring organizations, individuals, products, and projects that are advancing sustainable, high-performance facilities.
The project involved the renovation of a disused 300 year old building into an eclectic mixed use lab/office for seed stage companies. The design ethos combined an art meets science vibe, whilst maximising human collision for those serendipitous interactions which are the lifeblood of genuine innovation and creativity. We will be doing a tour at 3pm covering the backstory of the Hauxton House heritage renovation on June 14th. Please sign up for an open day pass.
A full overhaul of Hauxton House’s exterior, interior and surrounding landscape was undertaken to create an innovation centre that houses biology wet labs, a sequence of offices and communal meeting/break out spaces for o2h to use as their own head office space. o2h co-work labs has ambitious plans to continue the restoration of the Mill buildings dating back to the 16th century and develop it into one of the region’s most exciting communities of entrepreneurs in life-science, technology and green innovation. We are grateful to Huw Anwyl Williams and Lee Garner for their co-authorship of the building design/execution. Thanks also to Alison Farmer for collecting the award on our behalf of o2h co-work labs.