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UCL INSTITUTE OF CANCER STUDIES

Location: Huntley Street, London

Project Description:The UCL Institute of Cancer Studies, designed by Nicholas s Grimshaw and Partners was opened in September 2007, The original listed building previously known as the Rockefeller Building was totally stripped out and remodelled and the adjacent nurses accommodation building was demolished to make way for the new build UCL Cancer Institute. Externally, the new building respects its setting on the edge of the Bloomsbury conservation area with a suspended screen of terracotta louvers. This design links a Grade II listed building with the high specification new build Institute. A glazed span connects the two, revealing the central circulation core and architectural focal point, a sculptural cantilevered staircase.
FCM were appointed Clerk of Works to oversee this £40m project, responsible for the stripout and Refurbishment of the listed building and the demolition and the construction of the new, State of the Art, Construction.