The Medical Research Council (MRC) London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) project involves the design and construction of a 12,070 m2 new build nine storey biomedical research facility. In collaboration with Imperial College London, the facility will meet the Institute’s future needs providing the infrastructure needed to maintain and increase its scientific impact, bringing researchers together under one roof for the first time.
The new state-of-the-art facility will house Cat II laboratories, sophisticated imaging equipment including a confocal microscopy suite and a cryogenic electron microscopy suite, write up spaces, public engagement spaces including a 120-person seminar room and cafe, a data centre and a central open atrium with feature staircore.
The building is on the site of the decommissioned Cyclotron building and an extensive enabling works contract has commenced.
The site is located on the Hammersmith Hospital campus and adjacent to the Ark Burlington Danes Academy and Linford Christie Stadium. In order to avoid disruption to these stakeholders, Walter Lilly has established effective communications to address issues such as dust, noise, and traffic. The work is being carried out in close cooperation with the Imperial College Hospital Trust (ICHT) and Imperial College London (ICL) to also ensure access to adjacent buildings is maintained throughout the construction process.
CGI credit: Hawkins\Brown Architects LLP
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Project Manager: Turner & Townsend
Architect: Hawkins\Brown, Abell Nepp
PQS: Turner & Townsend
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold, Curtins
Services Engineer: Buro Happold, Briggs & Forrester