Views of the Crick

20 July 2012

A new animated film shows how the Francis Crick Institute will look once construction is complete in 2015. It is highly detailed - lifting the designs, created by architects HOK working with PLP Architecture, from the drawing board and realising them in film.

The Institute is being built adjacent to St Pancras International and the British Library in central London.


The director of the Francis Crick Institute, Sir Paul Nurse, said: "We are building an institute that will carry out the highest quality biomedical research into the biology underpinning health and disease."

He added: "The Crick will play a crucial national role - training excellent scientists for the rest of the country and supporting the wider biomedical research endeavour. It's essential the work done at the Crick is of the very highest standard and benefits the whole country. This film shows how the Institute's location and architecture will help to deliver our vision by connecting scientists and encouraging creativity."

The animation was produced by HOK/Glowfrog and PLP Architecture.

  • The Francis Crick Institute will be a world-leading centre of biomedical research and innovation
  • It will promote connections between researchers, between disciplines, and between academic institutions, healthcare organisations and businesses 
  • Dedicated to research excellence, the Institute will have the scale, vision and expertise to tackle the most challenging scientific questions underpinning health and disease