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Information Manager for Scott Tallon Walker Architects

Official opening of the Human Biology Building at NUI Galway

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD officially opened the flagship new home for biomedical teaching and research at NUI Galway on Monday 2nd July.

The Human Biology Building is a new 8,200 sq.m, 5-storey state-of-the-art building located in the heart of NUI Galway’s south campus close to University Hospital Galway. The building and its facilities will significantly extend the capacity for biomedical and research at NUI Galway.

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Home to the long-established disciplines of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology & Therapeutics in a new co-located facility, the building has been designed as a joint teaching and research facility with accommodation including undergraduate teaching laboratories; specialist research laboratories; offices; open plan wrote up spaces; meeting rooms; seminar rooms and lecture theatres.

It will enable the University to better deliver core pre-clinical curricula to Medical Health Science, Science, Biomedical Science and Engineering students; provide a purpose designed venue for discipline-specific training at undergraduate and postgraduate level and enhance learning and teaching within a research-led environment.

The building has been developed on the site of the former National Diagnostics Laboratory building. It was designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects, in conjunction with international design firm, Building Design Partnership, while BAM Building Ltd. were the contractor.

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An Bord Pleanála Grant Planning Permission for Sullivan’s Quay, Cork

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for this high profile mixed use development proposal in Cork city centre designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects for developer BAM Property Ltd.

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The proposal includes a 220-bed 4 star hotel, incorporating a 12-storey cylindrical tower on this very prominent and important site on Sullivan’s Quay, on the south bank of the south channel of the River Lee, overlooking the Grand Parade. The hotel development, which includes 2 levels of underground car parking, a bar, restaurant and retail area, as well as a gym and 11th floor viewing lounge, will be built alongside a new six-storey office development of c. 8,000 square metres.

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BAM acquired the site from the Revenue Commissioners in 2006 and had initially obtained planning permission for a mixed-use hotel and office development in 2009, also to Scott Tallon Walker’s design. The current proposal has brought the hotel use to a more prominent location on the site, to occupy the landmark cylindrical tower.

The Cork City Architect has described the revised scheme as improving on the proportions of the design and making for a more elegant proposal.

The former Revenue Commissioners building has recently been demolished, and the site is currently being cleared in preparation for excavation of the 2 levels of basement proposed. Scott Tallon Walker look forward to developing the design over the coming months for construction to commence in the
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Metabolic City / Architects for Health Awards

Congratulations to Katie Oliver in Scott Tallon Walker Architects who as part of the university team at the London School of Architecture – Metabolic City – were highly commended for our submission for the Architects for Health award in the DIP Arch category.

“London is sick. Pressures from living in a dense city can make leading a physical and mentally positive lifestyle a challenge. Pollution, stress, poverty, lengthy commutes, restrictions on council amenities mean many are unable to take advantage of the facilities and opportunities to live well.”

Our aim was to act as urban doctors, dispensing preventative design medication integrated into the natural flow of our experience of the city organism.

The Architects for Health Student Design Awards 2018 took place in the Wellcome Collection. The London School of Architecture ‘Idencity’ Exhibition is in the Roca Gallery and is on display until the end of July 2018.

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website!

Our goal is to create a modern website that is easy to use on many types of devices. The site includes a responsive layout that adjusts to large screens, tablets and phones. We have used full screen images where possible that show off our work to it’s best. The navigation is kept simple and search features have been added to help you find content.

Users of our previous website will find similarities in the structure of the previous website. We still have PracticeProjects and News but we have moved Contact  into a more prominent position on the main menu so that you can easily contact us.

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Under Practice, similar to the previous website, we have included information about PeopleAwardsPoliciesTestimonialsAlumnni and Heritage but we think you will find the information easier to navigate. Our primary Expertise is ArchitectureInterior Design and Urban Design & Planning but we also have significant expertise in complementary areas which include BIMSustainabilityConservation and Art in Architecture. Projects can now be browsed by Expertise which includes images and text carefully selected for each Expertise.

Projects are still grouped by Sector but we have also included the ability to search for projects by text or by map which are both very useful features for all users including our staff. Projects can now be easily filtered by Sector and searched using plain text searches. Each project page includes a brief introduction to the project along with key data and content which is based on the particular expertise used on the project. Where applicable, new content on the page is tailored to the project.

Our News section now looks and feels like a sophisticated blog site where articles are cross referenced with projects and authors and tags are used to relate articles with similar content. It is now easy to share articles as there are buttons on the top of the page which allow users to share articles via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or email. As new articles are added, we will publish them on WordPressLinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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The site was designed and built by Scott Tallon Walker Architects as an extension to our web based project management systems which provides us the benefit of having a single source of information that reflects the way we work and enables us to scale the website and content easily.

We hope you enjoy our new website. If you wish to receive notifications about our news articles, please subscribe to our newsletter. We promise not to fill up you inbox as we collate our news articles and issue an update just twice a year.

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Academy of Urbanism Annual Congress 2018

Scott Tallon Walker Architects are proud to be sponsors of the Academy of Urbanism (AoU) Annual Congress 2018 is taking place in Cork, Ireland from Wednesday 27th to 30th June 2018. David Flannery and Philip Jackson will be in attendance and will also be speaking at this years event.

Cork City itself is the location of a variety Scott Tallon Walker Architects successful building projects in the commercial officetourismsport & entertainmenthigher educationhealthcarescience & technology and residential sectors.

Scott Tallon Walker Architects have an office in Cork since 2004 and have been involved in notable projects such as the Lapp’s Quay Hotel & Office DevelopmentSt Patrick’s PlaceEnterprise Ireland Webworks Innovation CentreUniversity College Cork Tyndall Institute and Spike Island. Recent urban regeneration projects include the Brewery Quarter Masterplan which includes student housing and an Arena.

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David Flannery is a Director of Scott Tallon Walker Architects. Following extensive experience in Dublin’s docklands regeneration, he established the Cork office of STW in 2004 and has gone on to demonstrate the urban design and tourism potential of Cork Harbour, one of the world’s largest natural harbours, through the masterplanning of both Cobh Waterfront and Spike Island, a former military fortification at its centre. As well as large-scale dockland projects and campus design for some of the city’s major employers, he demonstrates the ability to design thoroughly modern buildings which respect and activate their context within the historic city core. He is currently spearheading the masterplan for the regeneration of a former 18th century brewery built on the original medieval Hiberno Viking settlement of the city, into a vibrant mixed-use precinct of student residences, employment, cultural and entertainment buildings that will also deliver a wealth of new public realm such as two new pedestrian bridges, a new public riverside quay, reinstated medieval laneways, a new public square and the eagerly anticipated Cork Events Centre, all within the main meander of the south channel of the River Lee. David is an active academician since 2014.

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Philip Jackson is an Architect and Planner with Scott Tallon Walker Architects in Dublin. His work ranges from small-scale urban infill to large-scale urban masterplans. He is also Chair of the RIAI Urban Design Committee, which is developing the ‘RIAI Town and Village Toolkit’. A key component of the Toolkit is designing for ‘Health and happiness’.

The UK and China’s leading experts unite at the first joint Oncology Congress

Sheila Carney and Kevin Bates from Scott Tallon Walker Architects are attending the first UK-China Oncology Congress, taking place over two days in the heart of China’s capital city, which will bring together over 1,000 representatives from both countries, to work together to help tackle the global cancer challenge.

Cancer is now the second leading cause of death globally, with China accounting for approximately 20% of the world’s new cancer cases and 27% of the world’s cancer deaths, and with the number of people living with cancer rising by almost half a million in the last five years in the UK.

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As part of the new Golden Era of relations, the UK and China have set out to work together on a wide range of global issues, with healthcare representing a vitally important new area of collaboration.

The China National Cancer Centre together with the Department for International Trade and the British Embassy Beijing, will bring together leading academic and industrial experts from the UK and China to tackle the global cancer challenge. Representatives will attend from a wide range of institutions including universities, hospitals, distributors, commercial organisations and research institutes. Attendees include AstraZeneca, Digital China Health, four UK National Health Service (NHS) Trusts and five leading UK Universities.

Exhibiting at the congress will be 30 UK companies working in the field of oncology to showcase the UK’s global expertise, and to seek new collaborations with Chinese organisations. State of the art and innovative products and services will be on display from top UK healthcare enterprises, covering the patient journey of prevention, diagnosis, primary and specialist care, rehabilitation and end of life care; and the science of the patient pathway for new therapies.

As home to many of the world’s most famous cancer hospitals and specialists, the UK is at the forefront of cancer research and the application of the very latest technologies to improve outcomes. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years. The UK’s NHS strategy to improve cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care until the end of life is committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for patients and their families.

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More information about UK-China Oncology Congress, please go to http://www.ukchinaoc.com/

UCD Future Campus

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s with Scott Tallon Walker Architects, Sasaki Associates, GROSS. MAX., Arup, Atelier Ten, IN2 Engineering Design Partnership, Linesight, Michael Slattery Associates and i3PT have been shortlisted for the UCD Future Campus.

This international design competition focuses on enhancing and enlivening University College Dublin’s extensive campus. The competition seeks an outstanding integrated team for two much-needed design initiatives.

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Firstly, to create a strong urban design vision that foregrounds a highly-visible and welcoming entrance precinct, one combining placemaking with a stronger physical presence and identity for the University. And, secondly, to devise a concept design for a charismatic new building that expresses the University’s creativity – a making and learning lab – the Centre for Creative Design.

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In our proposal, the campus’ woodland walks are connected to form a public park around the campus. Their manicured landscapes are ‘re-wilded’ and drawn deep into the campus in a series of green promontories that alternate with academic plazas. The plazas signify UCD’s shift away from a campus of linear walks towards one of urban squares, each of which is anchored by a heritage structure.

A sweeping timber roof covers the lofty spaces, beginning as an expansive protected outdoor commons for the entire university and ending in a dramatic event space overlooking the main entrance with views to Howth Head beyond.

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Further information including a the shortlisted projects is available on Malcolm Reading Consultants competition website.

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