Call for ideas for the proposed Molecular Sciences and Engineering Building

The College is proposing to create an academic building to house molecular sciences and engineering activities on the site of the Roderic Hill building once the Department of Aeronautics moves into newly refurbished facilities in 2017. The aim would be to establish a new collaborative, sustainable, efficient and flexible environment suited to research and teaching in laboratory and non-laboratory facilities for decades to come. The project would also provide the opportunity to showcase new technology in the operation of the building.

The Project Board are looking for proposals from individuals, groups or spin-out companies at the College that can feed into the development of the new building. Ideas could include suggestions for:

  • technologies that could be applied to the infrastructure
  • how the building will operate
  • the layout of interaction spaces

Ideas that fall outside of these categories would also be welcome. Funding of up to £10,000 will be awarded to successful proposals.

The competition is open to the entire Imperial College community and expressions of interest should be sent to Emma Sharp at: by 17.00 on 15 October 2012

Further details of the timeline for the call and the Expressions of Interest form are available in this PDF