New London Architecture

Projects in Practice: knowledge hubs

Thursday 18 February 2021

Tamsie Thomson

Managing Director

Umberto Vallini

Projects Principal
Aukett Swanke

Duncan Leach

Director
BMJ Archictects

Eugene Sayers

Partner
Sheppard Robson

Last year,  NLA’s Knowledge Networks report highlighted the growth in demand for life science, laboratory and high-tech office space as the knowledge economy has expanded across London and the ‘golden triangle’. But how are such buildings built? What are the needs for lab space? How do we select the right materials? What design choices will allow these spaces to be adaptable to future needs? This session will present exemplar projects that show best practice in building knowledge hubs. 
 
Detailed presentations from the project teams will go in depth into how these buildings have been designed and built.

PROGRAMME

00:00   Welcome from Chair
 
            Tamsie Thomson, Managing Director, NLA

00:56   Imperial College London, Molecular Sciences Research Hub
00:56    Umberto Vallini, Projects Principle, Aukett Swanke
15:34     
Duncan Leach, Director, BMJ
21:54     
Eugene Sayers, Partner, Sheppard Robson

The project forms the centre of Imperial College London’s chemistry research outputs and brings together a network of academics, researchers and entrepreneurs in the heart of White City. The project positions itself as the core of an expansive innovative industry within the sciences. The design process harnesses the current life science communities need for adaptability and collaboration and facilitates the future climate of the science and knowledge economy, by providing a “fluid research environment”.

44.47   Panel discussion and Q&A
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Tamsie Thomson

Managing Director

Umberto Vallini

Projects Principal
Aukett Swanke

Duncan Leach

Director
BMJ Archictects

Eugene Sayers

Partner
Sheppard Robson


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