Hot on the heels of winning a coveted architectural award, the Mountbatten Building has also been short-listed for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
The Mountbatten Building was recently lauded by the Royal Institute of British Architects for its "simple, dynamic forms" and its energy efficiency.
Designed to expend 65 per cent less energy than other similar buildings, the £55 million Mountbatten Building houses the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre containing a large atrium, laboratories and research space.
Professor David Payne, Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre, said: "This magnificent clean room building is unique and world-leading in its imaginative vision for the integration of nanoscience, photonics and optical fibre technology."
Featuring "bold" and "modern" designs, the Mountbatten Building was dreamed up by clean room designers Jestico & Whiles.
It follows the opening of the University of Manchester's £39 million biomedical research centre earlier this month.