GOOD NEWS FOR Irish architects Scott Tallon Walker (STW): they have been appointed architects on a groundbreaking development for University College Hospital London.
The design for the £250 million central London project has been awarded to the Dublin-based architects in conjunction with Edward Williams Architects and Tsoi Kobus and Associates.
Scott Tallon Walker has designed many high-profile Irish buildings and monuments such as The Gate Theatre extension, UCD O’Reilly Hall and the Papal Cross in Phoenix Park.
The funding given by the UK government for the project will bring the most advanced form of radiotherapy, proton beam therapy (PBT), to the UK. It will be one of two sites delivering PBT across the UK from 2017.
Speaking to TheJournal.ie, STW’s Director of Healthcare, Eoin O’Morain said “This is a major win for our practice and as it incorporates the very latest medical treatments for cancers and we hope our designs, incorporating the highly specialised functionality around these new treatments, will showcase STW’s healthcare design expertise to medical centres”.
He added that there will be sixteen staff working on the project and the scheme should take approximately five years to complete.
Scott Tallon Walker is an award-winning practice that has offices in Dublin, Ireland and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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