London Institute for Healthcare Engineering will take innovations from conception to commercialision

HLM Architects has been given the green light for a new healthcare research and development centre which it said was the first of its kind in the UK.

Lambeth council has approved a proposal for the London Institute for Healthcare Engineering, an initiative led by King’s School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences with the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.


The centre is being developed by King’s School and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

The project aims to create a space to develop medical technologies from conception to commercialisation.

The institute’s initial focus will be on key clinical challenges in cancer, neurological, cardiovascular and prenatal conditions, ophthalmology and oral health.

The site is at the southern end of the St Thomas’ campus beside the Thames path and almost opposite the Houses of Parliament.It will replace the low-rise 20th-century Prideaux Building, where Mica Architects won planning for a different scheme in 2016.

The latest scheme includes research, office and meeting spaces, teaching and learning spaces, lab and testing sites and shared public space, as well as areas for events and socialising.

The proposal also incorporates a landscaped roof terrace accessible via an event space.