HealthRoy Castle Cause for Hope Foundation
FSP Architects & Planners Ltd.
SG Aluminium Ltd.
£ 3 Million
The Roy Castle International Lung Cancer Research Centre was built at a cost of £4 million following a two year appeal by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and its primary function is to provide specialist laboratories to carry out the necessary longterm research.
Designed by FSP Architects & Planners Ltd, the building features a stiking faceted glass tower, which was constructed using Kawneer’s 1203 curtain walling. The tower sweeps dramatically forward and upward, rising to four storeys at its outer corner because of the inclusion of a mezzanine. Stephen Quicke, project architect explained, “The curved tower glazing was technically challenging. It is a very awkward shape because it is an irregular curve both on plan and in the vertical dimension. SG Aluminium was instrumental in helping us to plot the curves. In fact we set out the block work and brick work for the plinth of the tower from the glazing templates.” The glass tower, situated on the corner of the building, contains an exhibition room at ground floor level, offices at first floor and a library over floors two and three.
Project Report (PDF):
- Roy Castle Project Report [220KB]