Projects > Molecular Sciences Research Hub
- London W12
- Client: Imperial College London / Voreda
- Size: 23,077sqm / 248,400sqft
- Services: Architecture
The Molecular Sciences Research Hub is the second phase to be completed on our 8Ha masterplan for the new Imperial West Campus for Imperial College, following the completion of Wood Lane Studios which provides accommodation for over 600 students and key workers on the site.
The scheme for the Research Hub evolved to include high specification technical and laboratory areas clustered around a full height atrium and forms the centrepiece of the Imperial West campus. The building establishes a positive transparency, revealing its inner workings and encouraging the physical and visual connectivity fundamental to innovative research.
The building has an 'Excellent' BREEAM rating. Flexibility, adaptability and sustainability are core features of the design, which also incorporates an Energy Centre with links to future development phases of the campus. The main façade, with its stone and backlit perforated bronze cladding and triple glazed, ventilated curtain wall creates a dynamic frontage to the new Imperial Square.
The facility was formally launched in April 2019, and incorporates a flagship research facility - the Centre for Rapid Online Analysis of Reactions (ROAR) – which is the first national centre for the study of reactions, focusing on data-centric chemistry.