Institute of Marine Sciences


The new state of the art laboratory building for Portsmouth University’s Institute of Marine Sciences is the first completed building by Imagination. Imagination is a design collaboration between Re-Format and C.F. Møller Architects dedicated to the design and delivery of world class education buildings.

The combination of C.F. Møller Architects, one of Denmark’s leading architectural practices, with award-winning architects Re-Format, brings international and local expertise to the design of innovative, sustainable and award-winning educational buildings. The building comprises of a Home Office approved aquarium floor including five individual aquarium rooms and a quarantine room, as well as designated procedure rooms.

“I wanted to put on record the unvaryingly positive feedback, sometimes people forget to say thank you, or say it to me but not to those who have done all the hard work, so please pass on the message to the team.”

—John Craven, Vice Chancellor – University of Portsmouth

The Portsmouth Society Design Awards 2013, Best New Building — Commendation

Portsmouth University Estates Department

Construction Value

RIBA Stages A-F and D&B novation


- Architecture
- Education