Scott Tallon Walker

University of Surrey - Engineering for Health Building



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2014 - Current
Guilford, Surrey, UK

The University of Surrey
3000 sq.m

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This project lead’s the University of Surrey ‘Innovation for Health’ campaign, which address the demands our aging population place on the health service, providing skilled graduates to develop technologies such as remote monitoring and personalised care, not possible in today’s health system. The new Engineering for Health Learning Lab will move educational facilities in STEM Disciplines to a new level commensurate with future industry and societal needs.


The 3000m2 project accommodates science, technology, engineering and mathematics uses in flexible ‘super labs’ and formal teaching spaces, open plan social learning environments, offices and seminar rooms, extending to three storeys on the Stag Hill Campus near the 5GIC Research building also designed by STW. The concept uses the efficiency of a square form to open two glazed facades to the campus’ active fronts and closes the inactive facades allowing service risers to be accommodated in the gable walls of the building.


Full height horizontal windows allow uninterrupted view of the universities recreational green fields from across the laboratories and a deep canopy to the south shades the double height glazed entrance space where students of various disciplines mingle.

The 5GIC and IFH Buildings overlook the Great Lawn or PAT’s Field where a huge marquee is erected by the university for open days and graduations. The two buildings form a composition or gateway for the campus and have become key elements of the UoS image for prospective students and their visiting parents.