£6.5m to enhance Charterhouse Square research campus
Our recently awarded grant will transform the Charterhouse Square campus at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.
Artists impression of the new facilities
Architect's plan of the new facilities

It will create space for up to 100 new staff, providing cutting-edge teaching and medical research facilities for researchers to make discoveries that will help the patients of tomorrow.

This new grant will support an exciting regeneration project for three of the research institutes that we support; Barts Cancer Institute, the Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine and the William Harvey Research Institute.

Much of the research that we fund at Charterhouse Square is translatable “from bench to bedside”, meaning that patients in Barts Health NHS Trust and further afield benefit quickly from research discoveries. This project will support the School’s reputation for world-leading research, creating an environment which will stimulate new discoveries and support the School’s ambitious growth plans.

Providing optimal space to accommodate existing and new staff into School will allow them to flourish scientifically and shape the future of research

Professor Steve Thornton

Vice Principal (Health) at Queen Mary University of London

The full programme of works which are expected to be complete by early 2020, will include:

  • a new teaching lab for 50 students and a surgical skills teaching lab
  • two new Cell Culture Labs for 8 researchers
  • a Tissue Bank Lab for 10 researchers and supporting archive facilities
  • a new Mass Spec Lab for 8 researchers
  • a new Microscopy Lab for 13 researchers
  • a general lab for 14 researchers
  • 134 new office spaces
  • a new biorepository with a total capacity of 56,980 litres of storage

Unusually for a central London campus, the School is able to expand capacity within its existing footprint. It will involve a modernisation programme which provides high-spec facilities whilst retaining the unique heritage of the Charterhouse Square site.

Charterhouse Sq campus
Charterhouse Square campus

With our support, the School has seen enormous success in leveraging external research funding, including in cancer and cardiovascular disease, largely based at the Charterhouse Square campus. This has helped the School to attract internationally recognised experts and their teams, and this new funding will provide the infrastructure to accommodate new teams and sustain this unprecedented pace of expansion.

Professor Steve Thornton, Vice Principal (Health) at Queen Mary University of London, says: “This generous funding is integral to the growth of the School. Providing new research laboratories equipped to the latest standard will ensure the current and ambitiously expanding research programmes are supported, enabling them to reach their full potential to deliver tangible benefits to patients and the community. Providing optimal space to accommodate existing and new staff into School will allow them to flourish scientifically and shape the future of research.”

Our CEO Fiona Miller-Smith adds: “I’m delighted that the Charity is supporting the School’s growth agenda. The redesigned spaces will not only allow for expansion, but also permit existing teams to be co-located for the first time, strengthening collaborations and knowledge-sharing.”

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