Buro Four has won the International Construction Project Management (ICPMA) Alliance Award for their work on the Pears Building for The Royal Free Charity, University College London and The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust.

The Pears Building, located next to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, is a biomedical research facility that will deliver ground-breaking discoveries and medical advances in Immunity and Transplantation.

The building, able to accommodate 200 researchers, will be an international centre of excellence for immunology research to improve human health by looking for cures and new treatments for global health problems including type 1 diabetes, cancer and organ rejection after transplantation.

It houses the Royal Free Charity offices as well as three floors of cutting-edge Containment Level 2 & 3 laboratory space for UCL as well as a patient hotel. Bringing together expertise to give individuals access to the latest advances in medical science.

The ICPMA Alliance Award recognises a project that demonstrated excellence in project management and a project team that showed collaboration throughout.

Due to the nature of the building and the challenges presented, the project required an enormous amount of collaboration between the project team and the many and varied stakeholders involved in the project to deliver the Pears Building to the desired quality and to get the project over the line despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Buro Four are proud that the judges recognised the hard work that went into the project and remarked on “the extent to which the project team went to achieve collaboration”.

Project Team

  • Royal Free Charity,
  • UCL,
  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust,
  • Willmott Dixon,
  • BMJ Architects,
  • Heyne Tillett Steel,
  • TClarke,
  • Hopkins Architects,
  • BDP (Building Design Partnership Ltd),