Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust London

Hopkins Architects redesigned the Wellcome Trust’s new Headquarters building at 215 Euston Road in 2004. Next door to this, the Wellcome Trust occupies a building at 183 Euston Road. The existing building now houses the public functions of the Trust, including Library, Exhibition, Lecture and Conference facilities.

Challenge

Hopkins Architects describe that the clarity of Septimus Warwick’s 1930’s building had been lost over the years in a series of partial refurbishments. They undertook to re-establish the legibility of the existing building and created a clear hierarchy of public and private spaces.

Solution

The interior of the building has been opened out to allow daylight to penetrate the deeper parts of the plan and connect visually some of the primary parts of the building.

The lighting needed to respond well to a double volume space and equally keep to lighting treatment sympathetic to the architectural styling and technically capable of responding to the volume with vast floor to ceiling heights.

Practice:

Tanya was responsible for the lighting design of the featured project while working at DPA Lighting London.

Client:

Wellcome Trust

Architect:

Hopkins Architects

Year:

2003

Value:

£2.5 million

Size:

16,000 square metre

Country:

London, United Kingdom