Clinical Trials Unit, Warwick Medical School
Extension to the existing medical school to accommodate a new research unit for clinical trials
The unit provides office space, meeting rooms and archive space for a team of around 75 academics, researchers, programmers, statisticians and administrative support staff.
Designed to be energy efficient, compact cellular offices are arranged around the perimeter of the building, surrounding a central atrium, allowing for natural ventilation and a high degree of daylighting.
The exterior exhibits composite timber cladding and double glazed units. Vertical brise-soleils are arranged along the east and west elevations, designed to shade the building from excess solar gain and thus avoid the need for mechanical air conditioning.
The arrangement and materials applied to the roof are designed to control and harvest rainwater. The zinc north lights and plant room roofs are used for rainwater recycling and the sedum roof at the edges are used to dissipate roof drainage and reduce the burden of surface water drainage systems.
- Begun: Mar 2007
- Completed: Aug 2009
- Floor area: 1,745m2
- Sector: Education
- Total cost: £4.1M
- Procurement: SBC 05 with quantities
- Address: Clinical Trials Unit, Warwick University, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
- Architect: MJP Architects
- Project architects: John Thompson, Matthew Dean
- Client: University of Warwick
- Structural engineer: Arup
- Services engineer: Couch Perry & Wilkes
- Quantity surveyor: Northcroft
- Main contractor: Moss Construction
- M&E engineer: Couch Perry & Wilkes
- Landscape architect: Churchman Landscape Architects
- Building control: Coventry City Council