Projects > Molecular Sciences Research Hub
- London W12
- Client: Imperial College London / Voreda
- Size: 23,077sqm / 248,400sqft
- Services: Architecture
The Molecular Sciences Research Hub, won in competition in 2012, has evolved to include high specification technical and laboratory areas clustered around a full height atrium and will form the centre piece of the Imperial West 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 building establishes a positive transparency, revealing its inner workings and encouraging the physical and visual connectivity fundamental to innovative research.
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.
Building construction works started at the end of 2014 with completion due in 2016.