The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton -
Centre for Molecular Pathology
Client: The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Architect: The Design Buro
Main Contractor: Osborne
Start Date: April 2011
Completion Date: September 2012
Contract Value: £12.3M
The new build Center for Molecular Pathology laboratory spaces provide specific accommodation for histopathology, together with a number of generic laboratories. The scheme brings together two organisations; The Royal Marsden and ICR (Institute of Cancer Research).
The works comprised the erection of a two storey building with basement and roof level plant accommodation with an inner courtyard to provide a translational research centre together with forty four (44) car parking spaces, cycle and motor cycle facilities. The new building was located on a sloping site.
The building was constructed as a reinforced concrete framed construction comprising two floors over a semi basement on the lower ground floor. The lower floor contains major plant items, electrical sub-
In addition to the typical external works requirements of a project of this nature, due consideration was given to SUDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage systems). Areas of the parking were constructed with a porous asphalt to reduce the amount of surface water run-
The drainage design and SUDs methods adopted helped the project achieve the required BREEAM scoring.
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