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Bob Champion Building

Cancer Research & Education Facility in England – design by Hawkins\Brown architects

A RIBA National Award Winner 2016 – 23 Jun 2016

page updated 10 Oct 2016 with new images ; 2 Apr 2015

Bob Champion Building in Norwich

Design: Hawkins\Brown, architects

Location: Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Hawkins\Brown completes Bob Champion Building

Hawkins\Brown has completed the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, the University of East Anglia’s most recent building in the Norwich Research Park.

Bob Champion Building

The facilities are targeted at improving translational research in collaboration with the NHS whilst the clinical teaching areas are focussed on providing authentic healthcare learning environments for the university’s medical school.

Bob Champion Building in Norwich

Pioneering research being undertaken in the building includes treatments for diseases affecting ageing populations, immunology and anti-biotic resistance. The building will house a unique site-wide bio-bank facility, as well as education facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Bob Champion Building facade

The western red cedar clad building shelters a sunny south facing courtyard that looks towards the original UEA campus and NNUH. The main entrance is characterised by a generously lit atrium, animated by the building’s shared cafe at ground level and the sweeping staircase that joins both wings of the building above.

Bob Champion Building

The project was delivered within a budget of £12.5 million. The spaces are designed to be flexible and welcoming for patients, students and community groups as well as academics and staff. The building is the first new piece of the expansion of the NRP and is key to setting a benchmark of quality for the wider masterplan.

Bob Champion Building

Rebecca Wharry, project architect at Hawkins\Brown, said: “Collaboration is at the heart of what Hawkins\Brown do. We are proud to play a part in creating fulfilling places of work and learning for people who are pioneering in their field and the BCRE project was no exception.”

Bob Champion Building

Further facilities include:
– 200 seat lecture theatre
– Seminar rooms and clinical skills suites for undergraduate students
– Laboratories, open-plan offices and technical support spaces for postgraduate students

Bob Champion Building in Norwich

Bob Champion Building – Building Information

Architect: Hawkins\Brown
Landscape Architect: BD Landscape
Structure Engineer: Arup, Carter Design
Services Engineer: Arup, Roger Parker Associates
Project Manager: Real Consulting
Quantity Surveyor: Aecom
Building Control: MLM
Acoustics: Adrian James Acoustics
Planning Consultant: Bidwell
Main Contractor: RG Carter

Photography: Gareth Gardner

Bob Champion Building

Bob Champion Building in Norwich information from Hawkins\Brown


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