JBS Haldane Student Hub

University College London

Client:
University College London
Location:
Gower Street, Bloomsbury, WC1
Role:
Architect and Lead Consultant
Relevant Dates:
Start on site: January 2013
Completed: April 2013
Contract Value:
£250K

UCL’s School of Life and Medical Sciences incorporates the faculties of Life Sciences, the Medical School, Brain Sciences and Population Health Sciences. Whilst a new permanent student hub is planned as part of the Bloomsbury masterplan, we were appointed to transform an existing biochemistry teaching laboratory with a temporary student hub.

The new student hub creates a vibrant new setting overlooking the South Quad, in the heart of the Bloomsbury Campus, for students to study, relax and work collaboratively. Redundant teak lab benches were recycled and used as screens to define and enclose study areas and former wall cupboards were transformed into light boxes incorporating images from UCL’s histology archive.

Bloomsbury Masterplan Student Hub featured in UCL news here and here.

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