Institute of Translational Medicine
The Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) is a unique opportunity for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham, to provide a world-class research and clinical treatment centre in Birmingham.ITM brings together academics and practitioners from the city’s teaching hospitals and the University of Birmingham that translates groundbreaking research directly into world-class treatments for serious conditions such as cancer and liver disease.
The project transformed Lanchester & Lodge’s pioneering 1930s Queen Elizabeth Hospital building. The original QE hospital building is a socially, historically and culturally important landmark in Birmingham and the renovation and refurbishment was handled with a sensitive, delicate touch to emphasise and safeguard the architectural features. The simplified internal arrangement brings both light, life and cohesion to the plan whilst retaining the grand character of the existing building.
The approachability of Adam, David, and their colleagues was very helpful for us. It was useful to have their take on our ideas-validating them or where they felt necessary challenging them. This was done in a constructive way.
My experience of Hickman and Smith could not have been better. The result of their effort is just terrific.
Outstanding service. Professional and innovative. Listened to our wishes. Great results. David and Adam provided a very professional service throughout our project.
They were innovative in their approach and suggested a range of design and layout options that my wife and I had not even realised would be possible.
We used Hickman & Smith for our project. They came up with a number of ideas to create the space and feel we were after. David Gladstone was unfailingly patient. Fees were fair and transparent.
No hesitation in recommending to others.
My go to architects for any project of any size.
Brilliant from day one to completion.
Hickman and Smith have creatively designed us a comfortable 3 bedroom home including very usable rooms with storage upstairs where we only expected a loft space.
The end result is a very special ‘forever’ home in a lovely rural setting.