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Now we really know how big a hole it would take to fill the Albert Hall

One of London’s largest ever excavations has been just completed with the help of Scott Tallon Walker Architects. This involved removing the equivalent of five storeys of earth – 80,000 cubic metres – to prepare the site for a cancer treatment centre at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The hole, dug by excavator McGee to a depth of 28.5m in an area 87m long by 67m wide, is big enough to accommodate the Royal Albert Hall or 640 London buses.

Proton beam therapy is a form of radiotherapy used to treat cancer which can be targeted extremely precisely, causing minimal damage to surrounding tissue. It has been offered overseas to NHS patients who are eligible for treatment in England since 2008 in a programme that has to date supported approximately 1,000 patients.

Together with the Department of Health, NHS England is funding the development of two centres at The Christie in Manchester and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for NHS patients to be treated in the UK. Patients are due to be treated at The Christie from summer next year, with UCLH following in summer 2020. When complete they will each treat up to 750 patients every year.

“This may have been STW’s most challenging brief ever,” says chairman Eoin O’Morain, “removing earth equivalent to 640 London bus loads out of the centre of one the world’s busiest capitals. But the team effort has delivered and we’re looking forward to delivering the project on time and on budget, a core component of our contract.

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“We’ve had a practice in London for well over four decades and we’ve recently been voted one of the top 10 healthcare practices in the UK,” he adds. “We’re also working on the remodelling, refurbishment and extension of two iconic buildings within the St Bartholomew’s Hospital site to provide a new cardiac-focused hospital for Nuffield Health.

“The two buildings make up an important classical frontage to Giltspur Street in the heart of City of London. Some of your readers may know the buildings better as a film location for the BBC TV series Sherlock.”

The project team includes:

  • Scott Tallon Walker Architects – architect and lead consultant
  • Campbell Reith – structural, civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering consultant
  • WSP – mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design and the interface with the different contractors.
  • McGee –bulk excavation and main propping of the centre.
  • Fayat Piling – piling and diaphragm wall
  • Reach Active – service diversions and utilities

Dragons at the Docks raising invaluable funds for homelessness in Dublin

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Dragons at The Docks is the inaugural fundraiser organised by the Irish Property Industry which aims is to raise invaluable funds to assist in alleviating homelessness in Dublin, whilst offering a perfect opportunity for networking within the property sector. The event was held on the evening of Thursday 31 August 2017 at Grand Canal Dock.

The event consisted of sectorial dragon boat racing, live entertainment, special guests and a BBQ. 60 companies entered a team of 12 competitors each, no experience was necessary and dragon boat racing is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Scott Tallon Walker Architects entered the “Built Environment Challenge” category and did us proud.

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Philip Jackson presents the community of Clonakilty with the Great Town Award 2017

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Philip Jackson (centre) of Scott Tallon Walker Architects at the opening of the Clonakilty Street Carnival presenting the community with the Great Town Award 2017 on behalf of the Academy of Urbanism.

(left) Councillor Christopher O’Sullivan, Member of Cork County Council (West Cork Municipal District) and Chairperson, Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce.

(right) Seamus McGrath  Mayor of the County of Cork, Councillor.


 

The second annual Clonakilty Street Carnival took place on Friday June 2nd 2017 in a splash of colour. Visit www.clonakilty.ie for more information.

Eoin O’Morain is appointed chairman at Scott Tallon Walker Architects

Eoin O’Morain was appointed as Scott Tallon Walker’s new Chairman at our AGM in April 2017.

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Michael Tallon (Managing Director) thanked Niall Scott, the outgoing Chairman, for his drive and commitment to the company during his eight year tenure and, speaking on behalf of the Board, welcomed Eoin to his new role.

Newsletter: April 2017

As the Construction Economy continues to grow, all areas of STW are expanding and enjoying increased opportunities to innovate and design for excellence.


Dublin’s Miesian Plaza nears completion

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The 21st Century redevelopment of this classic STW designed building is nearing completion on Baggot Street. STW Interiors Department have been appointed to fit out all 235,000 sq.ft (21,800 sq.m).

The complex of three office buildings on Baggot Street are a Dublin Landmark recognised, as much for their transition from Georgian Dublin to higher development, as for their international flair.

Designed by Ronnie Tallon of Scott Tallon Walker Architects, the high-end corporate headquarters were constructed in two phases during the 1960s and 1970s.

The redevelopment provides ultra modern buildings with flexible, Grade A office accommodation, that are energy efficient and have the highest sustainability credentials.
The project is on target to achieve WELL Building Standard Compliance and the design goal of LEED v4 Platinum Rating for the building Core & Shell works.

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UCLH Proton Therapy gets underway in London

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The first NHS Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) Facility in the UK has started on site at Tottenham Court Road. Scott Tallon Walker (in association with Edward Williams architects) have led the design of this flagship £200m hospital project for University College London Hospital, from its initial feasibility stage.

The building will be a total of 34,500 sq.m, 4 floors (30 m) below ground housing the PBT gantries and six floors of short stay oncology surgical centre, including 8 Operating Theatres, diagnostic imaging services and 135 inpatient beds overhead.

The Design has been assessed as BREEAM Excellent and is a UK Government Exemplar Project for the use of BIM Level 2.

Proton Beam Therapy is the worlds most advanced form of radiotherapy which uses a precision high-energy beam of particles to destroy cancer cells.

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Green REIT Offices on Harcourt Road, Dublin

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The elegant, STW designed, seven story office development at 4-5 Harcourt Road has started construction and is due for completion by the end of 2017.

Harcourt Road is a proposal to deliver Grade A, sustainable commercial offices with a strong identity and presence on Harcourt Road that will enhance the public realm. The proposal involves the demolition of the existing building and the construction of a new 7 storey building which reinforces the established building line on Harcourt Road, while creating a strong identity that will form a landmark on the street.

The public realm on Harcourt Road will be greatly enhanced by raising the first floor to a height of 6.15m, setting back the entrance to create a generous 5.35m high covered external space. The 6 storey over ground floor office building is slim, elegant and highly glazed. The principle materials are natural anodized aluminium and glass.

The slender proportions are accentuated by vertical fins which will catch the early morning and late evening light and add crispness and sparkle to the elevation. The predominantly northern orientation of the building to the street means the transparency of the glazed elevation can be exploited to the full.

The building is designed with excellent sustainable credentials to LEED Core & Shell standards.


Cork – Brewery Quarter Student Accommodation

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The 413 Bedroom Student Accommodation development on the former Beamish and Crawford Brewery site in the historic medieval core of Cork city has received a Decision to Grant Planning Permission from Cork City Council.

The Brewery Quarter student housing is part of a wider mixed use urban regeneration project and overall urban design masterplan by Scott Tallon Walker which includes a new Events Centre and significant new urban realm to Cork city, including two new streets, two new foot bridges, a riverside walkway and a new city square.


Sandyford Offices gets Planning Approval

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Full planning permission has been granted for 3 office buildings in Sandyford, South Dublin. The 24,000 sq.m development received approval in the minimum 8 weeks with no further information requests or third party submissions. The high quality design created by STW fully meets the Client’s brief and complies with onerous local authority requirements as well as the robustness of the planning application documentation which included an EIS.

The site is currently a ‘left-over’ back-land area surrounded by warehousing, highly engineered roads and motorways carrying heavy traffic. The design challenge was to transform this into a people friendly business destination and a new gateway into Sandyford. This involved a coordinated approach to the public realm, working in close cooperation with the Local Authority Traffic and Parks Departments and their proposed design for a relief road through the site transforming it into an urban tree-lined boulevard that will create a desirable business address, but will also connect directly with the Luas public transport and the urban centre of Sandyford.

The development which is part of an overall masterplan for the 5.7 ha site, consists of three 5 storey buildings providing approx. 24,000 sq.m of office space. Each building is approx 8,000 sq.m with a central atrium allowing maximum flexibility for a wide range of tenants. High environmental standards are achieved with each building designed to be near zero energy through passive design measures, including building form, materials and photo-voltaic panels.


Ulster University 66,000 sq.m Belfast campus, construction start

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Scott Tallon Walker Architects were appointed as Design & Build architects as part of the Belfast based Lagan Group and Portuguese Somague-Engenharia Joint Venture Team for the design development and construction of the new 66,000 sq.m. Ulster University campus.

This project over trebles the size of the existing Ulster University Campus, and continues the return of Ulster University back into the city of Belfast, and into the Cathedral Quarter from its campus in Jordanstown (some 11 Km north of Belfast). The project includes new accommodation for five faculties, a new library and new student’s facilities, as well as alterations to the existing university buildings.

The scheme comprises a double basement with building blocks up to 11 stories in height that are interconnected at the lower levels, and a bridge over York Street connecting the new development to the existing University Building.

Construction on site commenced in mid 2016. Presently, the 30,000 cu.m. basement is now excavated with slabs and liner walls having been poured, as well as the adjacent building having reached 2nd floor level.

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Minister turns the sod at Trinity

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Education Minister Richard Bruton recently officiated at the sod turning of the 11,400 sq.m Scott Tallon Walker Architects designed Trinity Business School on Pearse Street, Dublin.

Overall, the development will span about 11,400 sq.m, with six storeys above ground and two below. Included in the build will be a 600 seat auditorium, restaurant spaces for up to 200 people, smart classrooms with the latest digital technology, and a rooftop conference room.

The Dean of the School of Business, Professor Andrew Burke said: “Trinity Business School is growing rapidly and becoming a major force in the international management education market. We need a world class building commensurate with these ambitions. This iconic new building is purpose built to cater for the School’s focus on real business learning and exploration in a diverse facility that enables entrepreneurship, creativity, ethical reflection and cutting-edge business analysis”.

Minister Bruton said: “I am delighted to be turning the sod today for this new state of the art facility. The Trinity Business School is one of the leading providers of business education through its undergraduate, postgraduate and executive leadership training courses. It plays an important part in providing future business leaders who are educated to the highest standards and supports the growth of entrepreneurship across our economy”.

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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…
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