UCLH Phase 4 and Proton Beam Therapy Unit
This project is for the first major proton beam therapy unit in the UK, much of the building is underground with patient beds above and all arranged around a central courtyard building and full height day-lit atrium.
|Location:||London, United Kingdom|
The planning application was approved by Camden Council in March 2014:the project is now under construction. Designed by Edward Williams Architects in association with Scott Tallon Walker Architects the 34,500 Sq.M. building on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Grafton Way, in central London, will allow UCLH’s advanced cancer services to be delivered from the Trust’s campus where it enjoys a close collaboration with UCL on groundbreaking research projects. The site has direct access to UCLH’s existing radiotherapy department and is immediately north of the new University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre.
The main building perimeter completes the urban block in which it sits and is arranged around an L-shaped full height atrium that separates it from a lower central courtyard building and brings daylight into the heart of the building. The building consists of a series of elegant bays in elevation that relate directly to the roof-scape; the use of ceramic rods for the external shading and screening elements along with clear, un-tinted glass and with user control of the sun shades themselves creates an elegant and sophisticated composition that responds to the daily rhythm of the building’s use. The ground level is colonnaded and glazed which allows for an active street frontage that encourages visual and physical connections to the street.
The reduced height central courtyard building provides roof gardens for use as does the roof of the atrium and this creates a stepped series of south facing gardens in the centre of the urban block that provides good views for the residents of the adjacent flats that look into the site.
As well as the proton beam therapy unit, with 4 treatment bays, the project will provide up to 120 in patient beds for those receiving long term cancer care. The building will be designed to achieve at least BREEAM Excellent rating.
View from Grafton way
View of main entrance
View from Tottenham Court Road
Sectional perspective showing 21m deep basement with proton beam treatment rooms
Model – entrance detail