Imperial College London has chosen ISG as preferred contractor to deliver a £70m project to construct its new Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub. 

The Hub is one of the flagship buildings at the College’s growing White City Campus in West London.

Work on the Hub is due to start on site in early 2017 and is scheduled for completion in 2019. 

The 14-storey arrow-shaped facility will feature a hybrid concrete and steel frame structure. 

A full-height steel frame nose cone, forming the apex of the arrow, will house the building’s complex mechanical and electrical services infrastructure. 

A glazed façade with prefabricated and geometrically distinct concrete fins to two elevations will provide solar shading.

Danny Blakeston, managing director of ISG’s engineering services business, said: “Securing our latest major project for Imperial at the White City Campus is a major achievement for the business.  It cements our reputation as a specialist in the delivery of highly-engineered spaces.

The scheme builds on ISG’s extensive experience delivering laboratories and research and development facilities. ISG has now undertaken more than 30 projects for Imperial College London, from flagship new-build and complex refurbishment schemes, to smaller scale fit outs and individual laboratory projects.

Research areas will include new technologies for the early detection, monitoring and treatment of cancers and regenerative medicine and technology to aid recovery from nervous system injuries. 

Via Construction Enquirer. View original article here.