UREN BUILDING

White City, London

The Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub is a new facility for Imperial College London on its White City campus. The 13-storey scheme will provide flexible accommodation for translational research initiatives at the interface of biomedical sciences and engineering. It will house research laboratories, an outpatient clinic, a 150-seat auditorium and a series of social spaces to encourage informal exchange of ideas.

The building has a triangular plan which responds to the layout of the existing masterplan, while affording a highly flexible and efficient servicing strategy in which the laboratory and clinic spaces are served by interconnected plant on each floor. A field of vertical fins is set in front of the glazed facades, providing solar shading and privacy to the interior while lending the building a dynamic and distinctive image.

 

Bob Allies, Billy Choi, Andrew Green, Alice Harwood, Graham Morrison, Paul Motley, Charlie Smith, Robin Sondergaard, Ian Sutherland, Alex Wraight

Team

Client
Imperial College London
Structural engineer
Curtins
Services engineer
Buro Happold
Quantity surveyor
Faithful+Gould

Data

Area
20,000sqm
BREEAM Rating
Excellent targeted
Location
White City
London, W12