Recognising Laboratory Excellence
The S-Lab Awards for Excellence in Laboratory Design, Management and Operation were initiated in 2012 and have been held every year since.
The 2017 Awards are now closed. Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner taking place on Tuesday 9 May 2017. The S-Lab Conference runs from 9-10 May. Venue: York Racecourse.
For Awards Dinner and Conference tickets, please book your tickets here.
Early-bird until 15 March.
For an overview of the categories please visit this page.
Previous winners are listed below with the full shortlist, with details of each application, for 2014-15 which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Full shortlists for previous years, and the results for the first two years, can be viewed in this Dropbox folder, as can a report on the 2012-13 Awards.
Videos on a number of the 2013-14 winning and highly commended entries can be seen here.
Winners of the 2014-15 Awards
The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine, USA
University of New South Wales, Tyree Energy Technologies Building
Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Advanced Checking, Analysis and Visualisation of Sample Data
University of Glasgow, Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory
Wageningen University, Improved Ultra-Freezing at a Lower Cost
University of Michigan, Sustainable Laboratory Certification Program
Allison Hunter, King's College London
Genano (Finland), Nano-scale Air Purification
Winners of the 2013-14 Awards
Coventry University, The Engineering and Computing Building
La Trobe University, Australia, Supporting Remote Laboratory Learning
Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Research Tower
University of Auckland, New Zealand, Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories
University of Leeds, Ventilation Improvements in the Priestley Teaching Laboratory
University of Nottingham, Technical Focus Group
University of Sheffield, Professional Technician Training Programme
University of Southampton, StarStream Water Saving Technology
University of York, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence
West Middlesex University Hospital, An Integrated Approach to Clinical Data
Winners of the 2012-13 Awards
University of Edinburgh, Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine: Integrating Basic and Clinical Research with Licensed Clinical Production in a New Translational Science Facility
Newcastle University, Department of Chemistry: An Innovative Cyclotron Facility Design to Allow the Integrated Production of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Radiopharmaceuticals
New Zealand Forestry Institute (Scion), Rotorua: Combining and Refurbishing Two Laboratory Buildings Triples Utilisation, Fosters Cross-Disciplinary Interaction and Improves Safety and Sustainability
University of California, Irvine: ‘Smart Labs’ Initiative Targets – and Often Exceeds – a 50% Improvement in Laboratory Energy Efficiency
University College London: An Online Resource Exchange Enables Sharing and Donation of Laboratory Equipment and Supplies to Reduce Carbon, Costs and Waste
University of Edinburgh, School of Chemistry: Environmental, Financial and Science Benefits from Chemical Lifecycle Management
University of Manchester, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research: IT at the Heart of a Truly Integrated and Efficient Drug Discovery Laboratory
London South Bank University, Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings: An Inspirational Teaching, Research and Demonstration Laboratory whose Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Technologies are a Teaching Tool
Peter Reid, Senior Technician, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester: Eliminating Ethidium Bromide and UV Radiation Hazards from Molecular Biology Experimentation
Winners of the 2011-12 Awards
imperial College. Continuous Optimisation of Plant and Services
Loughborough University - Kit-CatalogueTM and Equipment Benefits
Dr. Mike Foulkes and Quality Management at Plymouth University
University of Liverpool - Central Teaching Laboratory
Sheffield Hallam university - Cell Culture Teaching Laboratory
Oldham Sixth Form College - Regional Science Centre
University of St Andrews - Innovative Chemistry Teaching