Stantec in the United Kingdom

  • New Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital

    Innovative new cancer centre blending the science of treatment with the art of care

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  • Wellcome-Wolfson Institute

    A place of discovery where collaboration and interdisciplinary co-operation are fostered

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  • Canada House

    Bringing the spirit of Canada into the heart of London's Trafalgar Square

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Design to inspire, enrich, and empower

The United Kingdom combines the best of international contemporary design with a rich history of innovation and invention. Inspired by this vitality, our architects, engineers and designers are focusing their talents on improving the built environment. From beautiful, pioneering healthcare, education and cultural buildings to sustainable, high performance infrastructure projects, Stantec is helping to create healthier cities and towns for our future.

My passion is engaging with our clients, synthesizing their needs and opportunities into a convergence of form, function, and beauty.

David Martin Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Buildings (Global)

Transforming Canada House

Architectural photographer, Ben Blossom, captured the story of Canada House as Stantec's designers transformed this historic building on Trafalgar Square into a vibrant, modern home for the High Commission of Canada

Mind the gap: A translational approach to research and medicine

If you travel on public transport in many major cities, you've probably heard the announcement 'mind the gap'. David Martin looks at how translational research and medicine also demands that we mind the gap, in the sense it strives to navigate another liminal position, the threshold between curing and caring—or translational health. This field of research and medicine continues to become an increasing aspect of how we design facilities for health wellness and discovery; and here, too, our clients are “minding the gap” as they integrate healthcare and research. Read More

Canada House: Overcoming five heritage building redevelopment challenges

Redeveloping a heritage building on a high profile site on Trafalgar Square might sound challenging enough. But Canada House, the listed building which is home for Canada’s High Commission in the United Kingdom, was extraordinarily demanding in its further dimensions. In need of updating, this highly visible space was due for a major renovation. Aaron Taylor looks at the challenges, solutions and outcomes which made this project such a success. Read More

Learning from the failures of public-private funding for hospital projects

Back in the ’80s, the UK government needed a vehicle to implement infrastructure projects in a way that didn’t blow up the balance sheet. In the early ‘90s, PFIs (private finance initiatives) came to the rescue. PFI emerged as the dominant form of procurement for large NHS projects with more than 90% of England’s hospital-building programme coming through PFI. Burkhard Musselmann looks at what went right and what went wrong with healthcare PFIs and how we can fix them. Read More

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