Christmas 2018
toucan team

Derriford Research Facility

Client

University of Plymouth

Project

Identity & Large Format Graphics

Overview

A recognisable and flexible visual mark for the facility as well as a series of branded interior graphics spelling out the challenges at Derriford Research Facility. 

 

Synopsis

 The Derriford Research Facility was formally opened by HRH Princess Anne in May 2018. Built by the University of Plymouth, this prestigious £17 million facility will provide a research-intensive environment to investigate cancer; infection, immunity and inflammation; and neurodegenerative diseases, including amongst others: Brain tumours, dementia, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and antibiotic resistance. Many of these are without a cure and thousands of people are affected by these devastating diseases. The University has a growing body of world-leading scientists undertaking cutting-edge research in health and medicine. Now, the facility in which this crucial research is carried out can accommodate further growth and house new equipment, capitalising on open lab spaces which encourage collaboration by design. The facility is purposefully positioned between the existing Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and Derriford Hospital to allow collaborations between research teams, clinicians, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. 

 

 

"The dynamic and flexible result can be used across so many platforms to raise the profile of the medical and dental research at the University of Plymouth’s Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine. Finding a way to make scientific research visually accessible whilst retaining academic integrity, could not have been easy and we’re delighted with the end product."

PROFESSOR OLIVER HANEMANN, DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF TRANSLATIONAL AND STRATIFIED MEDICINE (ITSMED), UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH