The five storey biomedical building at the college’s Denmark Hill campus will house the Wohl Neuroscience Institute which is expected to cost £45m once fully fitted out.
The 8,400 sq m concrete frame facility will accommodate research laboratories, offices and a 100-seat flexible seminar space.
The more heavily serviced elements of the building, such as the laboratories, are accommodated in a linear block running along the western edge of the site, while the write-up spaces are arranged along the ‘open face’ of the site fronting a neighbouring residential street.
Ground source heating and natural ventilation with active chilled beams are being used to reduce energy demand reduction and the achievement of a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.
The new King’s College London facility, which is being funded by the Higher Education Funding Council England, Science Research Investment Fund and private donations, is due to complete in July 2012.