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.
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.
The Francis Crick Institute will include a Living Centre. This will be a two-floor 450 square metre community space on the Ossulston Street side of the building.
Formerly the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation, the Institute's new name was chosen in honour of one of the UK's greatest scientists. It befits the world-leading biomedical research centre we are creating.