Abernethy Building

1995–7, medical research centre, the Blizard Institute's National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation, clad in 2018

Abernethy Building, 2 Newark Street
Contributed by Survey of London on Feb. 17, 2020

The Abernethy Building on Newark Street’s south side returning to New Road is a four-storey block of 1995–7, built to designs by specialist hospital architects Llewelyn-Davies as a medical research centre for Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The building is named after John Abernethy, the instigator of the medical college that opened at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1791. It houses offices, laboratories and teaching spaces. Its plain red-brick exterior was painted and dressed up in 2018 by the application of perforated aluminium cladding by Wilson Mason, architects.1

  1. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography sub Abernethy: Bridget Cherry, Charles O'Brien and Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England, London 5: East, 2005, p. 403: Tower Hamlets planning applications online