Richard Doll Building


The Richard Doll building provides a world class centre for the following institutions:

 The Building

The Richard Doll was the first new building on the Old Road Campus site, with four floors providing 80,000 ft2 in three wings with walkways within an atrium linking each wing.

The facilities include research laboratories, offices and support spaces with basement plant rooms.

The brilliant white facade incorporates opening windows for natural ventilation with brise soleil shading, and an internal heat pump system.


Construction work started in November 2002 and the building achieved practical completion on 4 April 2005.

Key stakeholders

The funding for the Richard Doll Building was provided by: Medical Research Council; Cancer Research UK; British Heart Foundation; SRIF II;HEFCE P3;Wolfson; University Capital Fund and loans;Departmental and Divisional Funding.

Project Team

  • Architect: Nicholas Hare
  • Services Engineer: White Young Green
  • Structural Engineer: White Young Green
  • Cost Consultant: Turner & Townsend
  • Project Manager: Estates Services/RB Development Management Ltd
  • Contractor: BAM (formerly HBG Construction South East)
  • Project Completion date: April 2005


Total Project Costs: £22,989,000

Construction Costs: £17,280,000


Finalist in RIBA regional awards.