Keeper’s House and Lodge has been shortlisted in this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards.

Scott Tallon Walker Architects are delighted that Keeper’s House and Lodge has been shortlisted in this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards.

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Elevated above a river meander, the site of Keeper House is bounded within a Special Area of Conservation encompassing magnificent mature trees. A Neolithic ring fort to the north east, bears witness to the providence of the land. Views of distant mountains emerge through the trees to the east and south.

The client sought a contemporary design approach to capture the unique characteristics of the site, to include a house and a separate lodge with its own aspect and privacy. The brief proposed a low energy design, maximising visibility, connectivity and enjoyment of the natural habitat as project criteria.

The scheme is set out around a three sided walled garden, gathering vehicles in a sheltered courtyard. The south wall shifts in plane to form a shared plantroom, while also creating privacy between each dwelling. Distant views are screened, to be later revealed when entering the main social space of each house.

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Common design elements are applied with subtle variation to each dwelling. Higher ceiling to social spaces, creates a dominant roof plane that floats over courtyard walls to announce entry.

The main house faces south and east, with a central kitchen core that divides the plan into entrance hallway, dining area, study and living space. The lodge faces west; a distilled version of the main house plan.

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Internally, the visual dominance of tree foliage through floor to ceiling glass gives seasonal definition. Bedrooms are arranged adjacent to the line of the courtyard wall, each room having direct garden access, with an external fern garden, outside shower and hot tub off the master en-suite. To the south, the connecting wall is planted with trained fruit trees, and forms a backdrop to a pathway which includes viewing platforms, and the river bank below, further harmonising landscape, architecture and occupant.

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Submission

World Architecture Awards 2016 – House – Completed Buildings

Keeper House

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55th Particle Therapy Co-operative Group Conference

Scott Tallon Walker and the project delivery team will be attending the 55th Particle Therapy Co-operative Group Conference and Exhibition in Prague from May 22nd to May 28th. We will be located at stand number 22-24.

Please drop by and visit us:

55th Particle Therapy Co-operative Group Conference

STW are the lead consultant in a team of five corporations working together to deliver the new Proton Beam Therapy unit in London.
The project team consists of STW, Campbell Reith, WSP & CCRD, Harley Haddow and Bouygues UK.

The 34,600 m2 facility is currently under construction in the heart of London at Grafton Way, next to University College of London Hospital, on Tottenham Court Road. When completed, it will offer a world-leading new radiotherapy to patients, which targets tumours more precisely.

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Just opened: a new home for clinical research department at UCLH

Scott Tallon Walker Architects are pleased to announce the successful completion of a new purpose built research facility for UCLH. The NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is a facility dedicated to experimental medicine and clinical research. CRF have moved from their previous home in the A&E department of the main hospital to the 4th floor of 170 Tottenham Court Road, a 2 minute walk away. The newly remodelled space provides Clinical space, a 9 bedded bay, 7 clinical rooms, 2 single rooms with en-suites, a laboratory, a dispensing pharmacy and working space for specialist clinical and administrative staff.

The facility provides a coordinated infrastructure to support patients and volunteers and help clinical investigators to conduct clinical research safely, efficiently and cost-effectively.

No. 170 Tottenham Court Road was originally designed as an office block so accommodating the services for clinical and research use, and providing an accessible and welcoming department, presented a major challenge for STW and the engineers.

Additional plant room space was required on the floor and part of the basement car park was utilised for storage and changing areas. We worked closely with the users to ensure their furniture and equipment could be accommodated and to build a department that met stringent clinical standards whilst using colours and finishes to enhance the bright friendly atmosphere. The project was constructed to a tight deadline and the client was very happy it was completed on time, to such a high standard.

UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre

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Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards

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Scott Tallon Walker are pleased to announce that the Whitty Building at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital has won the Infrastructure of the Year Award at the Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards.

The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital is the major acute teaching hospital serving a local population catchment of 185,000 in Dublin’s north inner city. The 600 bed hospital is the national referral centre for a range of specialties including cardiac surgery, heart-lung transplant and spinal injuries, and is one of 8 designated national cancer care centres in Ireland.

The design solution was a 65,000sqm nine-storey over double-basement extension to the existing hospital, providing 12 state of the art operating theatres including a hybrid theatre, emergency department, 11 outpatient clinics, diagnostic imaging including MRI, and CT, intensive care and high dependency units.

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Designed to far exceed the requirements for a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating, the building provides a sustainable, uplifting, healing environment for the delivery of 21st century healthcare.

Congratulations to all the project team on this well deserved award!

Donal Blake

donal.blake@stwarchitects.com

Project Director

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Keeper House and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital by Scott Tallon Walker Architects are shortlisted for the RIAI Public Choice Awards 2015

Keeper House and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital are among 36 projects shortlisted for this year’s Irish Architecture Awards, which were announced last week by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI).

The Shortlist of 36 Projects is decided by the Jury and the RIAI is delighted to announce its Public Choice campaign. The public has the chance now to participate and vote for their favourite project from the shortlist. The online voting will be live from 27 May until 17 June at midday.

Here is the Public Choice site: irisharchitectureawards.ie/public-choice/

The RIAI Irish Architecture Awards are in their 26th year and the main focus in the Institutes remit campaign to communicate to the public the value that contemporary architecture makes to society. The awards coincide with Ireland’s Year of Design, ID2015 of which the RIAI is a key partner.

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Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

In 1998 the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital appointed Scott Tallon Walker  Architects to prepare a development plan to include retaining some of the existing buildings on site which include protected structures, provide a major expansion of the adult hospital to 770 beds and the provision on site for the proposed National Pediatric hospital and the relocated Rotunda Maternity hospital.

The 5/9 storey extension to the Adult hospital includes 12 state of the art operating theaters, ICU, HCU, Accident and Emergency, Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Allied Health and Out Patients, Ward Accommodation. The project also includes Relocation of Energy Center, and support services such as catering and waste management.

A new hospital concourse links Eccles Street to the North Circular Road and is punctuated by a number of winter garden spaces ultimately this link will connect into the proposed National Pediatric Hospital and have links to the Metro North Mater station.

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Keeper House

Elevated above a river meander, the site of Keeper House is bounded within a Special Area of Conservation encompassing magnificent mature trees. A Neolithic ring fort to the north east, bears witness to the providence of the land. Views of distant mountains emerge through the trees to the east and south. The client sought a contemporary design approach to capture the unique characteristics of the site, to include a house and a separate lodge with its own aspect and privacy. The brief proposed a low energy design, maximising visibility, connectivity and enjoyment of the natural habitat as project criteria.

The scheme is set out around a three sided walled garden, gathering vehicles in a sheltered courtyard. The south wall shifts in plane to form a shared plantroom, while also creating privacy between each dwelling. Distant views are screened, to be later revealed when entering the main social space of each house. Common design elements are applied with subtle variation to each dwelling. Higher ceiling to social spaces, creates a dominant roof plane that floats over courtyard walls to announce entry. The main house faces south and east, with a central kitchen core that divides the plan into entrance hallway, dining area, study and living space. The lodge faces west; a distilled version of the main house plan.

Internally, the visual dominance of tree foliage through floor to ceiling glass gives seasonal definition. Bedrooms are arranged adjacent to the line of the courtyard wall, each room having direct garden access, with an external fern garden, outside shower and hot tub off the master en-suite. To the south, the connecting wall is planted with trained fruit trees, and forms a backdrop to a pathway which includes viewing platforms, and the river bank below, further harmonising landscape, architecture and occupant.

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Green light for Proton Beam Therapy Service and new clinical facility designed by Scott Tallon Walker

A new clinical facility to house a Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) Centre and inpatient services at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, has been approved by the UK Department of Health. The facility has been designed by Scott Tallon Walker (in association with Edward Williams Architects).

UCLH PBT

The UK government has invested £250 million in the development of two facilities to provide Proton Beam Therapy – one at UCLH and one at The Christie. PBT is a highly-targeted type of radiotherapy that can treat hard-to-reach cancers without causing damage to surrounding tissue or other side effects. Both centres are expected to open to patients from 2018 and construction is due to start this summer.

Proton Beam Therapy uses a beam of protons (accelerated to a very high energy state) to deliver radiotherapy that is directed to a precise target area within the body with minimal collateral damage to surrounding tissue. This allows very rare cancers including tumours affecting the brain, neck and spine to be treated more effectively. UCLH, together with The Christie at Manchester, will provide the UK’s first such facilities, treating NHS patients from 2018.

In addition, the STW designed scheme also houses a new short stay surgery centre. Particular design attention is being paid to patient flow and the overall design for Paediatric patients who will form a substantial part of the patient cohort for PBT.

The UCLH development is vital milestone in the process of improving health care by moving existing services into an integrated and centralised campus and introducing world leading PBT as a significant enhancement to therapeutic cancer treatment services throughout the UK.

Varian Medical Systems will provide the PBT equipment for both UCLH and The Christie.

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Senior Project Architects, Architectural Graduates, Senior and Junior Architectural Technicians required

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Scott Tallon Walker Architects require:

  • Senior project architects with 5-10 years experience of running large Commercial or Healthcare projects in our DublinCork and London offices.
  • Architectural Graduates and senior and junior architectural technicians to join teams on fast moving high profile projects in our DublinCork and London offices.
  • Architectural Technicians and Student Architects seeking year out placement in our Dublin and London offices.

Revit experience is essential for all the above roles.

Architects should be on either the RIAI Register of Architects if employed by STW(IRL) Ltd or the RIBA Chartered Members / Architects Registration Board (ARB) UK Register of Architects if employed by STW(UK) Ltd or be eligible to seek registration as an architect without further assessment. Architectural Graduates should be seeking supervised professional training prior to assessment for entry to the register of architects..

Our work spans CommercialHealthcareHigher Education, Leisure and Laboratory/Research buildings.

We offer excellent working facilities and training programmes.

Please submit your CV to careers@stwarchitects.com

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