Our Building

Our Building

We are situated on the University’s medical school campus at Foresterhill, Aberdeen, which is one of the largest health campuses in Europe.

The building is located in a pleasant, leafy location, adjacent to a walled garden, and right in the heart of the University’s medical teaching and research facilities.

New Rowett Building

Inside the building you will find our airy atrium, with its stunning floating asymmetrical staircase and media wall.  The staircase links the four main research levels of the building together, with break-out spaces and write-up areas directly off the atrium. The laboratories have glazed elevations which further add to the sense of space and openess. Another feature of the interior is the art and artefacts from the Institute’s original site at Bucksburn, which are on display in several areas of the building.

Rowett lab facilities

The building has been designed to manage the demands of a variety of busy and complex specialist laboratory environments.  Spread over 6 floors, it has a total floor area of over 10,000 square metres (107,639 sq ft).  The building is currently achieving a BREEAM Rating of ‘Outstanding’ which is the highest rating a building can achieve on this sustainability scale.

Human Nutrition Unit

Human nutrition accomodation

The new Human Nutrition Unit (HNU) has been equipped to the highest standards and ranks among the best facilities in Europe.  The metabolic research kitchen facility enables our specialist staff to prepare bespoke diets for a range of different nutrition studies, and the pleasant volunteer dining room (pictured) is ideal for displaying and consuming the meals and foods. The HNU also includes seven en-suite bedrooms for residential volunteers, a fitness room, a body composition measurement suite and various specialist laboratories and consultation rooms.

Human nutrition facilities