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University of Surrey -Post Graduate Medical School

Sector: Education Project: 1 of 5

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Designed by ADP Architects, this building is a significant phase of the expansion of the University of Surrey.

The construction of a three story building, curved on plan, together with a cantilevered fourth floor “roof pod”. The building comprises offices, laboratory areas, meeting/conference spaces, core and circulation creating over 3,500 square metres of floor area. External works included a new service road , hard and soft landscaping and below ground drainage.

After considering a number of options a structural steel frame was adopted to achieve the building’s complex geometry and large cantilevering floors.



Key Facts

  • complex building shape and geometry
  • Curved structural steel work
  • Extensive cantilever forth floor structure
  • Extensive external works

Services we offer

Structural engineering

Pre-planning advice

Due-diligence advice

Arrangement of geo-environmental studies

Civil engineering


Flood risk assessments

Below ground drainage

Monitoring/project management

Feasibility studies