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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – Tavistock Place 2

Leading Research in Public Health

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has recently completed a £23m newbuild research facility at its Tavistock Place campus in the heart of the Bloomsbury Conservation Area. The project has achieved BREEAM 'Excellent' and is a key component of the School’s plan for strengthening its teaching and leading research in public health.

Neighboured by numerous listed and residential buildings, the new building replaces an old shed on a landlocked site behind the Institution’s existing building at Tavistock Place with 3,750 sqm of flexible and sustainable high quality space. It is arranged over five storeys above ground and one basement level on the concept of “A Bloomsbury Garden” with extensively planted roof terraces framed by patinated brass cladding. Screens for the neighbour’s privacy incorporate laser-cut artwork inspired by the School’s illustrious history in the field of epidemiology.

CLIENT

3,736 sqm

AREA

London, UK

LOCATION

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Circulation on the four floors coils around a light-filled atrium at the heart of the building, with spaces for spontaneous social interaction for a vibrant and collaborative workplace where cross-disciplinary innovation and research can flourish. Seating steps at reception act as a social hub for the community of users in both buildings on the site. Work is arranged into small neighbourhoods off the atrium containing a variety of spaces to support all types of working from shared teamwork to deep concentrated thought. The neighbourhoods are defined by judiciously placed shared cellular PI offices, “quiet rooms” and meeting rooms to create a sense of place and a variety of working environments.

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