Floyd Slaski Architects is a London based award-winning architectural practice. It was established in 1952 and since has been serving clients and creating enriching architecture with particular specialties in healthcare design, both private and NHS. The team acknowledges and responds to each project differently providing the clients with the quality solutions they demand.
Listing here are the 10 projects designed by Floyd Slaski Architects:
1. Eastern Esplanade
Eastern Esplanade comprises a group of 140 buildings, mostly built in the residential scheme. The property resides in a prime coastal location, directly having views of the English Channel on the Esplanade at Margate, Kent. The layout of the building forms an elongated ‘u’ shape around a large underground and surface car parking. The building is five storeys in height and features a raised ground floor with stepped access. Exterior features timber cladding and yellow stock brick and sliding sash timber windows with glazing bars. The overall structure experiences a warm vernacular architecture.
2. Victoria Villa
The Victoria Villa at Margate, Kent, is a three-storey modern building designed for elderly people with enhanced care needs and recreational facilities. The accommodation provides 5 two-bedroom and 35 one-bedroom residential units all equipped with a range of Telecare and other assisted technologies. The building has achieved BREEAM excellent accreditation by implementing enhanced insulation, heat recovery ventilation, combined heat and power gas-fired boilers, best-rated appliances, and high scores in terms of waste management and site activities. Moreover, 18% of the total energy demand for the building is sourced from renewable or low-emission sources.
3. Harefield Hospital
Harefield hospital has been redeveloped in several areas of the hospital ensuring the patients and staff receive the best possible experience. The development includes a new imaging center, and an expanded intensive therapy unit, alongside a new private outpatient department, having significantly advanced facilities. The existing building remains, but it has been redesigned thoughtfully providing a larger staff room, better-changing facilities, and more access to natural light and outside space. Alongside other challenges, the transformation has been made considering the conservation of mature trees on the site and ensuring continued uninterrupted hospital functions.
4. Institute of Hepatology
The new Hepatology building resides on the King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill Campus in London. The 100 square-meter facility, over three floors, provides offices, meeting and presentation spaces, research laboratories, and additional research space. The building facade with generous glazing and transparency throughout maximizes daylight and increases spatial efficiency; promoting and encouraging a sense of community.
5. The London Clinic 116 Harley Street – Spinal Injury Clinic & Pathology Lab
The London Clinic established in 1932 is one of England’s largest private hospitals. The site was originally occupied by three large townhouses and a Grade II Georgian townhouse. The redevelopment of the hospital had been executed in two phases. Phase 1 involved the retention of the majority of the main facades with total demolition in the rear. A new 6-storey shell was erected and a new core comprising three lifts and main access stairs. Phase 2 involved the full execution of the shell and the core building, accommodating advanced clinical departments along with staff changing and catering facilities.
6. Sleep Centre – Royal Brompton
The Royal Brompton Hospital is preeminent in the research and treatment of sleep disorders. A new Sleep Centre at the Royal Brompton in Chelsea is designed to provide a harmonious atmosphere for patients to feel at ease throughout all stages of their treatment. The design involved the complete transformation of the ground floor and the adjoining Trafalgar Chambers together with the construction of a new wing to the rear.
7. Crisis Café, Lewisham Hospital
Crisis Café located on the site of University Hospital Lewisham is a full refurbished project which was originally an unused children’s nursery. It is specially designed for low-level mental patients. Space has a non-clinical setting that offers a more relaxed space for the patients and helps them avoid spending extended time in the emergency department or as an inpatient at the hospital. The main café is an open plan flexible space remodeled in timber finishes and green walls, complementing the sky-blue furniture.
8. 41- 42 Welbeck Street
Facing onto Welbeck Street, the Nos 41 and 42 were five-storey buildings with basements that have been redeveloped merging both buildings into one entity. The new design provides six floors of open-plan office space. The core of the building comprises circulation and service that includes a disabled compliant lift, ambulant disabled staircase, ventilation, and electrical riser ducts, unisex toilets, and cleaners cupboards. The first-floor extension has been designed with large recessed lightwells on either side where two large roof-lights have been introduced within these lightwells at first-floor roof level, to make sure natural light spills inside both the ground and basement floors.
9. University Centre Folkestone Dance Music and Creative Media Studios
The project is a conversion of the three disparate warehouses into media, fine arts, and music studios, together with administration and staff accommodation. The design retains the three existing buildings and has been refurbished most sustainably.
10. Working District Council Winnersh Library
The Winnersh Library is the first library to be built by Wokingham District Council. It serves both the Forest School on the site and the local community. The finished library features many innovative materials, provides full disabled access, displays, and computer, and provides a flexible design easily to be adapted to future IT and learning needs.