UCL Roberts Building

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Pascall & Watson




London, WC1E



Founded in 1826, UCL’s main building was designed by William Wilkins who went on to build the National Gallery. It was the first university to be established in England after Oxford and Cambridge, providing a progressive alternative to those institutions’ academic constraints. EAG were appointed by Geoffrey Osborne to provide the curtain walling and windows together with associated rainscreen cladding, balustrades and terracotta baguettes as well as the application of louvres to the front south-facing side of the five-storey building to provide solar shading. The £7.5m extension to the front of the existing Roberts Building – which is home to the University’s engineering faculty, was completed in May 2008 providing additional offices, lecture/ seminar areas and an exhibition space. This is the second in succession of educational landmark projects EAG has successfully completed for Geoffrey Osborne.

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