London Institute of Healthcare Granted Planning Permission
Pell Frischmann is delighted to announce the London Institute for Healthcare Engineering (LIHE) has been granted Planning Permission by Lambeth Council.
Situated in St Thomas’ campus, Central London, this unique scheme consolidates a number of healthcare foundations and college facilities, including King’s College Research Excellence, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s leading clinical practices. A UK-first, LIHE aims to create an environment where healthcare professionals, scientists and researchers can develop innovative, cutting-edge medical technology from conception to commercialisation in a seamless pathway. Work in the centre will focus on a number of clinical challenges in the fields of cancer, neurology, cardiovascular, ophthalmology, oral health and prenatal conditions.
Working alongside HLM Architects, Cundall and Morgan Sindall, Pell Frischmann is providing Civil and Structural Engineering services on LIHE. The structure has been developed with constructability in mind on what is a tight site bounded by Grade II listed buildings and the River Thames.
Furthermore, a Grade II listed mortuary tunnel which was used to convey cadavers across the campus, runs directly below the new building requiring careful coordination of the structure above.
Pell Frischmann’s Juliano Chapon, Building Structure Associate, said: “We are delighted to hear that LIHE has been granted planning permission; it has been great working with KCL and HLM Architects on this unique scheme which will set the standards for medtech development and collaboration. Exposed thermal mass, naturally lit open-plan floors and thoughtful material specification all contribute to an efficient low energy design. We are looking forward to starting on site! ”.
We look forward to working with our partners and stakeholders on this truly remarkable scheme.