About the project

This Hospital Campus project follows on from the success of the Somer Cancer Sciences Building. The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease building (DOHaD) is to carry out research to find out how early life influences the risk of later disease, to find new markers of early risk and to pioneer new interventions.

Repeating the SCSB building formand creating a new “knuckle” joint to connect them is setting a theme for future phases on the site. The building sits looking out onto the new entrance piazza, looking across to the new North Block.

Studio Four worked very closely with the different users to create an internal layout suitable for their research’s particular needs, varying fromthe SCSB, taking into account the changes in legislation that have occurred even in such a small time. With the Duthie building behind the “knuckle” provides access for all three departments, and the complex is now known as the Institute of Developmental Sciences (IDS). Above reception there are comfortable areas for staff to discuss work and student workstations, with labs, offices and lecture theatres.


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The Gallery


Tollgate Estates
Stanbridge Earls
SO51 0HE

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Sherwood House
8 Upper High Street
SO23 8UT

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1-3 Lyon Street,
SO14 0LD

023 8022 8923