Queen Mary Innovation Centre

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University of London


London, E1



EAG is in the final stages of its contract for the supply and installation of a brass rain screen and structural glazing, as part of Walter Lilly’s £20.6m construction of an innovation centre in London E1 for Queen Mary, University of London. The centre will comprise 3,716m2 of laboratories and offices, designed specifically for start-up high technology companies in the bioscience and clean-tech sectors. The architects are NBBJ and the work is expected to complete by December 08. The architect wanted the building to reflect the scale of the residential buildings nearby. Its solution was a veil of perforated brass, which stands proud of the building, and hangs down over the top part of the ribbons of windows. It provides some solar shading while still allowing views out. The mesh also reflects light up on to the ceilings, making the laboratories brighter. From the outside you feel as if you are looking at three floors rather than two because the eye focuses on the three strips of cladding that separate the two narrower strips of glazing.

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