Life Sciences

In October 2014, the University of Bristol completed its new Life Sciences building. I’ve been wanting to photograph it since then but until now there has been continuing groundwork outside with an array of temporary fencing. The last of the fencing was removed this week, so I popped out of my office with the camera and took this picture.

Life Sciences Building
Life Sciences Building

The large silver building is the Life Sciences building. The side facing the camera is windowless, since it contains science labs. The white building to the left is the rear of the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information. A paved precinct was made too: the arch in the foreground I haven’t been able to find much information  about, but I think it is part of the civil war era Royal Fort – obviously the red brick gate arch is a later addition! The fort itself is long gone, but Royal Fort House now stands in a garden on the site of the fortification.

Horseman 45HD camera with Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-S 150mm f/5.6 lens. Exposure was 1/125 at f/16 on Ilford FP4+, developed in ID-11. Front rise to correct verticals, no other movements or filters. Scanned directly from the negative.

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