Distillery Field Campus
The Distillery Field campus contains three of the School’s main research and teaching buildings:
The Butler Building (named in honour of Sir Edwin John Butler) houses extensive teaching laboratories on the ground floor along with a large plant tissue culture growth room and offices of technical staff. The first floor contains a suite of four plant science research laboratories including a plant tissue culture, plant pathology, molecular biology and general purpose research lab; as well as chemical stores, and academic staff offices. The second floor of the Butler Building consists of a number of recently refurbished geology teaching and research laboratories along with academic staff offices. This floor is also home to a number of interesting artefacts from the School’s Geology Museum.
Adjacent to the Butler Building is a series of external plant science research plots and two large, well-equipped glasshouses.
The Cooperage is a converted listed building which contains four largely undergraduate teaching laboratories, the offices of some academic and technical staff, a school workshop, a number of specialist laboratories, marine and freshwater holding facilities, a postmortem facility that is primarily used for cetacean and seal studies as well as coldroom and storage areas. There are also several Postdoctoral/Senior Researcher Offices and Postgraduate offices. The cooperage also houses a number of interesting artefacts from the School's Zoology Museum.
The Aquaculture and Fisheries Development Centre (AFDC) is also located in this building. This centre is embedded within BEES but is also part of the ERI. The Enterprise Centre is also situated on the Distillery Fields campus and is shared with the School of Applied Psychology. BEES facilities here include the School Administrative Hub, offices of a large number of academic staff (including the Head of School), access to a large number of open-access teaching facilities as well as the Ted Nevill (Geology) Laboratory.
Offsite Research Locations