STW are pleased to announce the successful completion of a new purpose built research facility for UCLH. The NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is a facility dedicated to experimental medicine and clinical research. CRF have moved from their previous home in the A&E department of the main hospital to the 4th floor of 170 Tottenham Court Road, a 2 minute walk away. The newly remodelled space provides Clinical space, a 9 bedded bay, 7 clinical rooms, 2 single rooms with en-suites, a laboratory, a dispensing pharmacy and working space for specialist clinical and administrative staff.
The facility provides a coordinated infrastructure to support patients and volunteers and help clinical investigators to conduct clinical research safely, efficiently and cost-effectively.
No. 170 Tottenham Court Road was originally designed as an office block so accommodating the services for clinical and research use, and providing an accessible and welcoming department, presented a major challenge for STW and the engineers.
Additional plant room space was required on the floor and part of the basement car park was utilised for storage and changing areas. We worked closely with the users to ensure their furniture and equipment could be accommodated and to build a department that met stringent clinical standards whilst using colours and finishes to enhance the bright friendly atmosphere. The project was constructed to a tight deadline and the client was very happy it was completed on time, to such a high standard.
A planning application is due to be lodged for a new €10m international literary centre in the heart of Dublin. The Ulysses Centre, which is a partnership between UCD and the National Library of Ireland, is due to open at Newman House on St Stephen's Green in 2018.
The new centre will include a permanent exhibition space in the currently unused Aula Maxima, originally the university's main hall.
Architects Scott Tallon Walker have produced a design for linking the Aula Maxima to the other Newman House buildings to improve access.
Failte Ireland has provided a €2.5m grant towards funding the centre, with a "substantial" philanthropic donation coming from Martin and Carmel Naughton.
UCD says the Ulysses Centre will be a "rich resource for visitors to Dublin who will enjoy immersing themselves in a wonderful literary experience".
The First NHS Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) Facility in the UK has started on site at Tottenham Court Road in London. Scott Tallon Walker (in association with Edward Williams architects) have led the design of this flagship project for University College London Hospital, from its initial feasibility stage.
The £200m Building will be a total of 34,500 sq.m, 4 floors (30 m) below ground housing the PBT gantries and six floors of short stay oncology surgical centre, including 8 Operating Theatres, diagnostic imaging services and 135 inpatient beds overhead.
The Design has been assessed as BREEAM Excellent and is a UK Government Exemplar Project for the use of BIM Level 2.
Proton Beam Therapy is the worlds most advanced form of radiotherapy which uses a precision high-energy beam of particles to destroy cancer cells.
Scott Tallon Walker Architects are delighted to be finalists in the 2015 World Architecture Festival , opening in Singapore today.
The design for the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin has made it to the top 10 Health Category /Completed Buildings. The building recently won Best Healthcare Project 2015 awarded by the RIAI.
The RIAI announced the winners of the Irish Architecture Awards on 18th June at Dublin City Council, Wood Quay.
The RIAI Irish Architecture Awards are in their 26th year and the main focus in the Institutes remit campaign to communicate to the public the value that contemporary architecture makes to society. The awards coincide with Ireland’s Year of Design, ID2015 of which the RIAI is a key partner.
There were 120 building projects entered for this year’s awards. The jury selected 17 Award Winners, 11 Highly Commended and 14 Commended Awards, which were all presented to the architects at a ceremony in Wood Quay, Dublin City Council offices.
Congratulations to all who have received awards and everyone on the high standards in architecture and design in Ireland.
A new clinical facility to house a Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) Centre and inpatient services at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, has been approved by the UK Department of Health. The facility has been designed by Scott Tallon Walker (in association with Edward Williams Architects).
The UK government has invested £250 million in the development of two facilities to provide Proton Beam Therapy – one at UCLH and one at The Christie. PBT is a highly-targeted type of radiotherapy that can treat hard-to-reach cancers which can result in less damage to surrounding tissue or fewer other side effects. Both centres are expected to open to patients from 2018 and construction is due to start this summer.
Proton Beam Therapy uses a beam of protons (accelerated to a very high energy state) to deliver radiotherapy that is directed to a precise target area within the body with minimal collateral damage to surrounding tissue. This allows very rare cancers including tumours affecting the brain, neck and spine to be treated more effectively. UCLH, together with The Christie at Manchester, will provide the UK’s first such facilities to provide high energy proton beam therapy, and will begin treating NHS patients from 2018.
In addition, the STW designed scheme also houses a new short stay surgery centre. Particular design attention is being paid to patient flow and the overall design for Paediatric patients who will form a substantial part of the patient cohort for PBT.
The UCLH development is vital milestone in the process of improving health care by moving existing services into an integrated and centralised campus and introducing world leading PBT as a significant enhancement to therapeutic cancer treatment services throughout the UK.
Varian Medical Systems will provide the PBT equipment for both UCLH and The Christie.