Research programmes are constantly changing, so here the issues of flexibility and future extendibility were central to the client brief. Our design provides a footprint and section which facilitates future expansion, whilst adaptable partitioning, standardised room sizes and a common service strategy enable new functions to be easily accommodated.
Academic facilities include a state-of-the-art conference suite,130 seat lecture theatre and a 24 hour learning resource centre. The pathology building provides for cellular and neuro-pathology activities. In addition to the labs, it contains a cytology training suite, electron microscope and containment labs. Both buildings have been designed to reduce their carbon footprint and achieve an Excellent BREEAM Health rating.
WAN Colour in Architecture 2011 – Shortlisted
Bristol Civic Society 2010: Environmental Award
Library, lecture theatre, labs and offices at Southmead Hospital
‘Very creative and resourceful architects with the rare ability to
be both innovative and practical’
David Powell, Project Director, North Bristol NHS Trust
Location Bristol, UK
Photographer Nick Kane, Tom de Gay