• 13 September 2021

Royal College of Pathologists scoops RIBA National Award

We are delighted that the Royal College of Pathologists’ new HQ has won a RIBA National Award. The project previously won a RIBA London Regional Award and has now gone on to scoop a prize at the National Awards.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards, which have been presented since 1966, recognise the UK’s best new buildings and provide an insight into the UK’s design and economic trends.

The awards recognise successful projects that reflect change and innovation in architecture, with emphasis on the commitment to designing and developing buildings and spaces for the improvement and enhancement of people’s lives.

Home to medical research professionals for over 50 years, the Royal College of Pathologists recently invested in stunning new premises in Aldgate, central London. The new eight-storey headquarters features a double-height entrance atrium with floor to ceiling windows to maximise natural daylight. Designed by Bennetts Associates architects, the scheme includes a suite of state-of-art facilities with a multi-purpose 210-person conference theatre, meeting rooms, office space and examination rooms.

Waterman’s team is proud to have provided the structural design for the project, working closely with the architect to incorporate pioneering concrete techniques which add to the premium look of the building’s interior finishes, whilst also reducing the structure’s carbon footprint, and saving both time and cost elsewhere. You can read more about the project here.

Six of the National Award winners will go on to compete for the RIBA Stirling Prize with the winner being announced on Thursday 14 October 2021 at Coventry Cathedral, as part of the UK City of Culture 2021 celebrations.

Waterman’s Structures Director, Barry Dobbins, commented: “I am thrilled to see this exciting project receive a RIBA National Award. The project was a great collaborative effort from the design team. Congratulations to all involved”

To view the full list of RIBA National Award winners, click here.

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