- The Sainsbury Laboratory was highly commended in the Design and Innovation Category of the 2012 RICS Awards.
- The Sainsbury Laboratory has won a LABC Building Excellence Award for Best Educational Building- East Anglia.
- Keir Construction has been awarded a bronze Considerate Contractors Award and Construction Manager of the Year 2011 awards for their work on the Sainsbury Laboratory.
- Arup won the daylight category of the Lighting Design Awards 2012 for their work on the Sainsbury Laboratory.
- The Sainsbury Laboratory was highly commended in the Major Project category of the British Construction Industry Awards. It has been awarded a BREEAM “excellent” rating for its environmental performance.
- Stanton Williams won both the Education Architect of the Year and the overall Architect of the Year Gold Award in the BD Architect of the Year Awards 2011 for work on various buildings including the Sainsbury Laboratory.
- The Sainsbury Laboratory was the overall winner and category winner in the British Concrete Society Awards 2011.