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Scott Tallon Walker Architects | STW Newsletter

Welcome to our 2016 newsletter. This issue focuses on a round up of the years events, from ground breaking at Tottenham Court Road for the UCLH Proton Beam Therapy Facility, completion and handover of a number of laboratory and healthcare facilities across the UK , to media and events STW UK have had involvement with this year…
We hope you enjoy reading our news.


STW PTCog in Prague

Particle Therapy Co-operative Group

STW are leading the international integrated design team developing one of the UK’s first National Proton Beam Therapy sites at University College London Hospital with Bouygues UK. The leading corporations are working together as an integrated team to deliver this challenging project and exhibited at this year’s PTCOG-55 conference, held in Prague, Czech Republic
PTCOG is an international conference & exhibition attended by medical practitioners, accelerator engineers, scientists, health care policy makers, insurance executives, industry personnel, and hospital administrators and potential customers for particle therapy centres and particle therapy equipment.
UCLH and The Christie will jointly host PTCOG-58 in 2019 at the new UK facilities.


UCLH New Clinical Facility

STW appointed to Phase 5

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is developing a world-leading centre for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the ear, nose, throat and mouth including dental, hearing, speech and balance services.
The new centre will be on Huntley Street, WC1E.


University of Surrey ‘Superlab’

Handover of the STEM Building

The UK healthcare sector is increasingly being driven by technology and the University of Surrey has pioneered research in areas such as biomedical engineering; medical imaging and medical physics enabling healthcare professionals to measure the progression and treatment of disease; computer-based simulation technology for training surgeons; and cell electro-analysis for the early diagnosis of cancer. STW’s Engineering for Health building is to educate students to advance technology which will address the future needs of this industry and our society and includes a 200 seater ‘superlab’.


Saudi Healthcare Units

New medical centres for Ministry

STW have been commissioned by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health to design a prototype model for a Polyclinic Facility which is intended to be built on 14 different sites in the greater area of Riyadh, SA. Together with MJ Medical, STW have developed the brief and design for a primary Healthcare Facility that is unique to The Kingdom. The sites are as yet unknown and so our design has to fit within a typical grid block of the city. Local climatic conditions were taken into account in developing a green ‘mashrabiya’ walkway along the front of the building, which also provides positive distraction and a calming environment.


Digital Construction Week

DCW – London 26-27 October 2016

STW were involved in the Enterprise Ireland Stand for this year’s Digital Construction week held in London earlier in the year. It was attended by Kevin Bates, Kris Kaniewski, a BIM BRE Academy accredited member and our STW London BIM Manager, Richard Stewart. Richard is a new member of the STW team and has a Masters Degree with distinction in Building Design Management & Building Information Modelling giving him a clear understanding of the future direction of construction. Richard brings his considerable experience and knowledge into the complexity of managing collaborative design and production within an interdisciplinary team. The stand was a great success and we would like to congratulate all those involved.


Nuffield Health Centre

St. Bartholomew’s goes to planning

A Full Planning Application for Nuffield Health at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital has been lodged this month to the City of London. The project involves the remodeling and  refurbishment of two iconic buildings within the St. Bartholomew’s Hospital site, part of the Smithfield Conservation Area. Primarily a cardiac facility, it will accommodate in patient, out patient and diagnostic facilities and integrate seamlessly into the clinical operation of the existing hospital site.


Delivering Proton Beam Therapy

And we are off…!

The facility for UCLH is under construction in the heart of London’s West End, comprising almost 39,000 sqm on an extremely constrained urban site. This poses a number of construction, technical and logistical challenges. BIM is being used to develop the design in conjunction with the construction methodology and to identify the main challenges. The PBT Unit is situated 4 floors below ground. Above ground are six floors of purpose built inpatient facilities, including up to 135 inpatient beds for specialist care and a complementary, state of the art Short Stay Surgical Centre.


STW at No.7 in the top 10 Medical & Healthcare Architects in the UK

Economic and Construction Market Review

We are delighted to announce our position at No 7 in the Top 10 Medical & Health Architects in the UK. The latest league table is represented in the recent edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review which indicated long term increase in the value of contracts awarded in the Health Sector.
Our Healthcare team in London has grown significantly in the last year, and we look to build on this in the coming year.


Kevin Bates presents at London’s Alan Baxter Gallery

Presentations by STW, O’Donnell & Tuomey and Niall McLaughlin

In November this year, Kevin Bates, director at STW London, was invited to speak at a University College Dublin’s Alumni event alongside Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey of O’Donnell + Tuomey and Niall McLaughlin of Niall McLaughlin Architects. All three are graduates of University College Dublin and the evening centered around the mark these Irish architects had made in the UK during their time in practice here.


Clinical Research Facility

Just opened at Tottenham Court Road

STW are pleased to announce the successful completion of a new purpose built research facility for UCLH, dedicated to experimental medicine and clinical research. No. 170 was originally designed as an office block so accommodating the services for clinical and research use, and providing an accessible and welcoming department, presented a major challenge for STW and the engineers. We worked closely with the users to ensure their furniture and equipment could be accommodated and to build a department that met stringent clinical standards whilst using colours and finishes to create a bright friendly atmosphere.


5G Communications Building

Delegate visit

Earlier this year a group of 25 delegates from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology visited the Scott Tallon Walker designed 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey, Guildford. This marks the increasing recognition of the UK and of UoS Professor Rahim Tafazolli as leaders in the 5G Communications revolution which is set to transform mobile communications before 2020.
The communications research facility was handed over in March last year


STW sponsor Architects for Health 20×2

20 speakers, 2 minutes each!

STW sponsored Architects for Health event this year allowing 20 speakers from various backgrounds speak about a current issue, a dream or an experience relating to the architecture of health. With only 2 minutes each the speakers were asked to speak without hesitation or repetition and were encouraged to be as witty and whimsical as they liked! A great night was had and well done to all those involved.


Pain Management

New building handed over……

The National Hospital for Neurosurgery at Cleveland Street opened its doors to patients on 4 April 2016. Previously located in the hospital’s main Queen’s Square building, when a major redevelopment of facilities was required, this department was relocated and expanded to provide a new home for the Pain Management Centre, a nationally recognized centre of excellence for people with longstanding pain.
Set over two floors the centre has group rooms and consulting clinic rooms as well as procedure rooms. Some multiple sclerosis clinics and outpatient appointments for the National Prion Clinic are also held at the centre. The main contractor was Russell Cawberry.


BBSRC National Vaccinology Centre at The Pirbright Institute

Project completed……

The Jenner Building is part of the DP2 development programme at Pirbright, accommodating in vitro research, primarily performed by the Avian Viral Diseases programme. The new 3700m state-of-the-art laboratory building provides a dedicated home for 90 scientists, including those recently relocated from the Roslin Institute in Scotland. The concept design was by NBBJ Architects, STW designers and their BIM Management team worked with Sisk Group Contractors under a D&B contract to develop, coordinate and deliver the BIM Level 2 project in March 2016. Scott Tallon Walker have worked for over ten years with The Pirbright Institute and congratulate all involved in this highly successful project.


Miesian Plaza

STW is now WELL AP certified!

We are pleased to announce that Rob McGill has earned WELL AP credentials
As one of the first WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL AP™), Rob is now among an exclusive group with demonstrated expertise in this exciting and growing field. Robs credential signifies extensive knowledge of human health and wellness in the built environment, and the WELL Building Standard™. Rob is currently helping on the design of our first WELL certified office development – the Miesian Plaza 30,000m2 development

Replacing existing Cyclotron, Dinnington

STW are in collaboration with Campbell Reith, WSP Parson Brinckerhoff, ASCO and TEMA to design and supply a new cyclotron and extension to an existing Alliance Medical GMP Clean Room Facility.


IHEEM and Healthcare Estates

Exhibition at Manchester Central

In October, STW along with Bouygues UK, Campbell Reith and CCRD with Harley Haddow attended the 2016 IHEEM and Healthcare Estates exhibition at Manchester Central. Sheila Carney also presented the Proton Therapy project in more detail at one of the Architects For Heath Conference sessions.


Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

On behalf of all those at STW UK, we would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a successful 2017.



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