The Sir Michael Uren Hub is a new facility for Imperial College London on its White City Campus.
The building provides flexible accommodation for translational research initiatives at the interface of biomedical sciences and engineering, including research laboratories, a potential outpatient clinic, a 160 seat seminar room and a series of social spaces to encourage informal exchange of ideas between researchers.
The building’s triangular footprint is in response to its site geometry along London’s Westway.
It memorable exterior brings to life its prominent location along a busy motorway and railway with 1,300 precast concrete fins echoing the movement of the city below.
Client: Imperial College London
Architects: Allies and Morrison
Services and façade engineering: Buro Happold
Laboratory planning: Abell Nepp
Project Manager: Turner & Townsend
Cost: Faithful + Gould
Façade subcontractor: Felix/ Loveld.