The Francis Crick Institute will be an entirely new institute with a distinctive vision of how medical research should be conducted. It will play a key role in creating the foundation of knowledge on which this century’s improvements in health will be based.



The building of the Francis Crick Institute is underway with appointed contractor, Laing O'Rourke, leading the works. Designed by HOK with PLP Architecture, the building is scheduled for completion in 2015.

Ground floor reception area and auditorium.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a unique partnership between six of the UK’s most successful scientific institutions. Established as a charity, it will be a world-class research centre and one of the most significant developments in UK biomedical science for a generation.


Living Centre

The Francis Crick Institute will include a Living Centre. This will be a two-floor 450 square metre community facility on Ossulston Street.

The Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute will be an inter-disciplinary medical research institute. Its work will help understand why disease develops and find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

>> Find out more

The Crick Tweets

The Crick The Crick @TheCrick

Tune into BBC Radio 3 tonight at 22.45 to hear Sir Paul Nurse explain how one book rescued his career bbc.in/188ucS7

View all tweets