UCL Cancer Institute, Paul O’Gorman Building London, Architect, Huntley Street Laboratory Space

UCL Cancer Institute

Paul O’Gorman Building: Graduate Medical School London design by Grimshaw Architects, UK

2 Aug 2007

The UCL Cancer Institute : Paul O’Gorman Building

Design: Grimshaw architects

UCL Cancer Institute Paul O’Gorman Building Graduate Medical School London UCL Cancer Institute London

Address: 72 Huntley St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6DD
Phone: 020 7679 6500

UCL Cancer Institute

The UCL Cancer Institute: Paul O’Gorman Building officially opens on 18th September. The second of three buildings Grimshaw is designing for UCL, the Institute will provide state-of-the-art laboratory space for 350 scientists, at the heart of one of the largest biomedical facilities in Europe. Internally, the layout follows a new approach to the design of research laboratories by separating the practical laboratory from the write-up area to create a distinct space for analysing and sharing information.

Grimshaw’s design links a Grade II listed building – housing the Graduate Medical School – with the high specification new build Institute. The main entrance is located at the juncture between the two and glazed with a single glass sheet. This sheer span reveals a highly engineered staircase that provides the main circulation core and an architectural focal point.

The transparency of this circulation area articulates it as an open, shared space that is visually accessible from the street. As the Director of the Institute, Professor Chris Boshoff commented; “This building does something exciting by opening up an often opaque and private area of study.”

Nick Grimshaw – Paul O’Gorman Building architect

UCL Cancer Institute
Paul O’Gorman Building
72 Huntley Street
London WC1E 6BT

+44 (0)20 7679 6500

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Location: 72 Huntley Street, London WC1E 6BT, England, UK

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