The Pre-Clinical Science Building forms part of the University
The subjects housed, include Anatomy and Human Morphology,
Physiology and Biochemistry. Pharmacology and Pathology, Microbiology
and Histology, Zoology and Genetics, with attendant animal
house facilities and radioactive suite.
The requirements of the brief were resolved into three particular
areas: pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow, a structural
solution to allow for expansion at any point on the plan;
and a plan solution to allow differing amenities (teaching,
library, lecture theatres, animal houses) to expand independently
of each other.
Two distinct east-west lines of flow – the service
road to the north and a parallel pedestrian avenue to the
south separating the laboratories, library and lecture theatres
– Resolved the various requirements for future expansion.
The building is sheathed in bronze glass in a system which
runs full length between the external beams.
Client: University of Southampton
Gross floor area: 24,000 sq. m