Centre to be built at Brill Place

06 January 2010

In December 2007, plans were announced to create the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation (UKCMRI), a world class research centre that will tackle some of the biggest medical challenges facing the 21st Century.
UKCMRI is a partnership of four of the world's most influential and respected scientific research organisations: Cancer Research UK, the Medical Research Council, UCL (University College London) and the Wellcome Trust.

The Centre will be built at Brill Place, to the north of the British Library in the St Pancras and Somers Town area of north London. The images below provide an artist's impression of how the building will look from Ossulston Street, Brill Place and Midland Road.

V05_Ossulston_StView02_Brill_PlaceMidland Road Entrance

UKCMRI will reinforce London's position as a global scientific centre for the 21st century, enable groundbreaking biomedical research, and ensure that Camden and the UK are at the heart of innovation. It will also attract high value investment and create jobs, inspiring a new generation of scientists.

Working together to defeat disease
UKCMRI will develop new treatments for the illnesses which affect all families, such as cancers, heart disease and stroke, flu and other infections, safeguarding the health of generations to come.

The best scientists, doctors and researchers will come together at UKCMRI. The design of the Centre means that experts from different areas of research will be able to work more closely. Sharing knowledge and expertise will lead to more discoveries - which means more treatments for these major diseases.

Consulting the community
A full community consultation is taking place to keep people informed and hear their views. UKCMRI has started talking to local residents about its plans, and there will be ongoing dialogue with local politicians and community groups, as well as key stakeholders and third parties.

Next steps

Following the community consultation, the planning application for UKCMRI will be submitted to Camden Council in Spring 2010. Work is scheduled to begin on the site in early 2011 and to finish by early 2015.

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