The Cochrane Building
This 6,200 m2 medical education building for Cardiff School of Medicine houses clinical skills and simulation laboratories, together with offices and student social learning space associated with the library facility. The merger of the library facilities will increase the ability of students from different healthcare disciplines to meet and exchange ideas and to develop future potential relationships. Powell Dobson were responsible for the full space planning, interior design and furniture selection for the entire building. The building forms the new face of the Medical School on the Heath Hospital Campus and a new external plaza connects it to the recently completed Ty Dewi Sant Lecture Theatre Building (also by Powell Dobson). The accommodation is grouped around two full height atria and achieved a BREEAM “Excellent” rating.