Chemical Biology Building

Kings College Chem/Bio Building | London, UK
Kings College Chem/Bio Building | London, UK
Kings College Chem/Bio Building | London, UK - courtyard
Kings College Chem/Bio Building | London, UK - courtyard
Kings College Chem/Bio Building | London, UK
Kings College Chem/Bio Building | London, UK
Kings College London
London, United Kingdom

The "centerpiece" on the campus quadrangle, the Chemical Biology Building, accommodates the emerging trend towards interdisciplinary theme-based teaching and research methods.

Modular research suites enable simultaneous biology and chemistry research on each floor, fostering collaboration among various groups.

The tower is formed as a simple oval to bring daylight into an open courtyard, which will be developed as a campus amenity and connect to adjacent buildings on several levels.

Ultimately, this interior courtyard will connect researchers to physicians, clinicians, and medical students from a new hospital and associated residential development, enabling informal transdisciplinary interaction: the foundation of translational health science. 

  • Sustainable Features: BREEAM Very Good, Daylighting & Views, Energy Efficiency, Low-Emitting Materials, Occupant Lighting Control, Occupant Thermal Control, Photovoltaics, Public Transportation Access, Renewable Energy On-site, Water Use Reduction
  • Type of Construction: New Construction
  • Size: 220,000 SF (20,440 m²)
  • Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering, Planning
  • Project Components: Atrium, Biology Laboratory, Chemistry Laboratory, Classroom, Courtyard, Dining/Café, Exhibit Space, Lecture Hall, Offices, Retail, Student Services, Vivarium
  • Project Type: Academic Building, Basic and Applied Science Facilities, Higher Education, Research Laboratory, Science + Technology, Translational Health Science
  • Related Projects: Academic, Architecture, Life Sciences, Research, Science & Technology, Translational Health Sciences