London Institute for Healthcare Engineering to develop medical technologies from conception to commercialision
HLM Architects has been given the green light for a new healthcare research and development centre which it says is the first of its kind in the UK.
Lambeth council has approved a proposal for the London Institute for Healthcare Engineering, an initiative led by King’s School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences with the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
The project aims to create a space to develop medical technologies from conception to commercialisation.
The institute’s initial focus will be on key clinical challenges in cancer, neurological, cardiovascular and prenatal conditions, ophthalmology and oral health.
The site is at the southern end of the St Thomas’ campus beside the Thames path and almost opposite the Houses of Parliament. The scheme includes research, office and meeting spaces, teaching and learning spaces, lab and testing sites and shared public space, as well as areas for events and socialising.
The proposal also incorporates a landscaped roof terrace accessible via an event space.