London University Campus Gets Go-Ahead

11 January 2010 (Last Updated January 11th, 2010 18:30)

The new Wohl Neuroscience Institute for London's King's College has been given the green light for planning approval. The £45m ($72m) research facility has been designed by Devereux Architects, and Allies and Morrison Architects. It is expected to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating.

The new Wohl Neuroscience Institute for London's King's College has been given the green light for planning approval.

The £45m ($72m) research facility has been designed by Devereux Architects, and Allies and Morrison Architects. It is expected to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating.

The 90,000ft² facility can accommodate 250 researchers and will provide collaboration between members of the King's Health Partnership, according to the college.

The facility will house research laboratories placed in a linear block located along the western edge of the site, write-up spaces are arranged near the open face of the site, offices and a 100-seat flexible seminar space.

Ground source heating and natural ventilation with active chilled beams are few of the sustainable measures incorporated to reduce energy demand.

The project has been funded through the Higher Education Funding Council England, Science Research Investment Fund grant and private donations.

The facility is expected to be complete by July 2012.