A team led by Allies and Morrison is designing a new, innovative and interconnected home for Imperial's School of Public Health at White City.
Located on the North Site of Imperial’s White City Campus, the building will provide collaborative, flexible and interactive research and teaching spaces for the College’s academics, students and the wider community.
The new School of Public Health will amplify work in four key areas: world health, food and nutrition, community health and policy, and children’s health and wellbeing.
An academic design team from Imperial is working with Allies and Morrison to oversee the design plans for the new building. Membership of this group includes Professor Deborah Ashby, Professor Helen Ward, Professor Majid Ezzati and Matthias Heger from Imperial’s School of Public Health, alongside Paul Eaton and Sean Joyce from Allies.
The news comes after Imperial launched a £100m fundraising campaign to support the School’s expansion. A landmark £25m donation from alumna and philanthropist Marit Mohn was announced earlier this summer, which will establish a world-leading centre for children’s health and wellbeing within the School of Public Health.
With Allies and Morrison having been appointed as architect, the wider design team includes structural engineers Curtins, building services engineering consultancy Hoare Lea, Buro Happold as facade engineer and Arcadis as Cost and Project Managers.
This project builds on ongoing work between Imperial and Allies and Morrison. In 2014, the practice was appointed to design the new Michael Uren Biomedical Research Hub. The 13 storey, 20,000 sqm building will provide flexible office and laboratory space for translational research initiatives at the interface of biomedical sciences and engineering.
In 2016, Allies and Morrison were subsequently appointed to masterplan the southern portion of the White City Campus.
Paul Eaton, Partner at Allies and Morrison, said: “Designed with flexibility in mind, this building will provide a friendly, inviting and beautiful setting for the School of Public Health’s vital work in the future.”
“It continues to be a rewarding experience for us to work with Imperial on the development of the exciting White City campus”.
Professor Deborah Ashby, Director of the School of Public Health, said: “Our new School of Public Health at White City will be an outstanding hub for research, education, teaching and community engagement. With a focus on intervention and prevention, the School will use the power of data and technology to gain insight into some of the most complex issues in population health and design new solutions, bringing those health innovations to those who need it most.”
Professor Neil Alford, Associate Provost (Academic Planning) at Imperial College London, said: “This state-of-the-art multidisciplinary hub will provide collaborative and interactive spaces for the College’s world-leading academics, talented students, and the local White City community. We are delighted to have appointed Allies and Morrison as architects and look forward to continuing to work closely together as we realise this important step for our White City Campus.”
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