SLMS Screening & Imaging Facility, UCL

Refurbishment of the Anatomy and Medical Sciences building to create modern laboratory imaging and teaching spaces.

The project establishes ultra-modern facilities for state-of-the-art imaging and high throughput image-based screening to support discovery-based and translational research at UCL. It promotes cross-faculty and cross-school collaboration, as well as technical innovation from the development of new applications based on cutting edge equipment and new teaching opportunities.

The project has created two areas within the lower ground floor of the building, an MRC screening facility and a microscope imaging facility, combined with upgrades to a previous electron microscopy unit. There was also an existing wet laboratory in the project area used by the Grant Museum which has been relocated to the lower ground floor of the Rockefeller building.

By establishing relationships with industry leading companies UCL will gain access to new emerging technologies, reflecting its position as an innovative world-class university. Together the facilities will see the delivery of approximately £3m worth of new instrumentation to UCL.

Project Team

Client: University College London

Lead Architect: Burwell Architects

Services Engineer: Fowler Martin

Cost Consultant: Currie & Brown

Main Contractor: ME Construction

Project Data

Timeline: 2015-17

Procurement: Traditional Contract