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New work: Imperial College School of Public Health

A team led by Allies and Morrison is designing a new, innovative and interconnected home for the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. Located within Imperial’s White City Campus, the project will provide collaborative, flexible and interactive research and teaching spaces for the College’s academics, students and the wider community.

Situated on the western side of the north campus, the School of Public Health will amplify work in four key areas: world health, food and nutrition, community health and policy, and children’s health and wellbeing.

In terms of form and materiality, it is conceived as one of two urban buildings of masonry interwoven with contrasting textures of cast, coloured metal.

Imperial College has launched a £100 million campaign this summer to support the School’s expansion. A £25m donation has been given by the philanthropist Marit Mohn which will help fund the construction of the first building, a world-leading research centre. The wider design team includes structural engineers Curtins, building services engineering consultancy Hoare Lea, Buro Happold as facade engineer and Arcadis as cost and project managers.

This project builds on our ongoing work with Imperial College. In 2014, the practice was appointed to design the new Michael Uren Biomedical Research Hub. Onsite now, the 13 storey, 20,000 sqm building will provide flexible accommodation and laboratory space for translational research initiatives at the interface of biomedical sciences and engineering. In 2016, we were subsequently appointed to masterplan the southern portion of the White City Campus.