Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine (ICTEM), W12 London, UK
Sheppard Robson has been involved with the redevelopment of Imperial College’s research facilities at the Hammersmith Hospital in west London for the past ten years. The Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine (ICTEM) is the second major new building to be completed alongside a series of refurbishment projects.
ICTEM combines laboratory space for up to 450 scientists with a dedicated facility for evaluating and developing new medical treatments through clinical trials. It was built with support from the British Heart Foundation, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.
Laboratories, office/write-up spaces and meeting pods are set either side of an atrium running north–south. This atrium, which brings light into the heart of the building, has been designed to link with the next phase of development, and provides a strong axis which links, via bridges at multiple levels, to existing campus buildings.
The building was opened in May 2012 and is described by Imperial College as a ‘powerhouse of biomedical research’.
* As described by Imperial College London
- 13,000 m2
- New London Architecture Awards - Shortlisted