Planning permission for the Pears Building was granted in February and construction on the new building will begin later this year.
The £42 million building will be home to the expanded UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT), a world class research facility, which is currently situated in the main hospital building.
Scientists working at the IIT are carrying out research into immune-related conditions, such as type 1 diabetes, cancer and HIV. Find out more about research at the institute.
The Pears Building, which is a joint project between the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal Free Charity and University College London, will also house the Royal Free Charity’s offices, a car park and patient accommodation, which will be for out-patients who live some distance from the hospital and require an overnight stay.
We have employed world class architects, Hopkins, who have designed a building that complements its surroundings and enhances the townscape.
During the building work we aim to keep disruptions to local residents, patients, visitors and staff to a minimum. This includes ensuring noisy building work does not take place during unsocial hours.