ION-DRI Programme


256 Grays Inn Road

We are building a purpose-built facility at 256 Grays Inn Road, which will provide a technologically advanced research environment, shared facilities, flexible space and major new investment into core technologies, equipment and services.

The dual hub: 256 Grays Inn Road and Queen Square House

One IoN-DRI community will work over two sites - 256 Grays Inn Road and Queen Square to create one world-class centre for translational neuroscience. Queen Square will remain the headquarters of the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (ION) and be the centre for research activities with a clinical focus. 256 Grays Inn Road will be the centre for preclinical neuroscience and house the majority of the Institute's wet labs.

UCLH will acquire majority ownership of Queen Square House, as part of the agreement to purchase the Eastman Dental Hospital site, and a number of floors will be retained and renovated for ION use, with the building's ground floor, currently being redeveloped. 

A model of 256 Grays Inn Road

Site Masterplan

Find out more about how we are redeveloping the site at Grays Inn Road

The new IoN building

Explore the new building

Take a look at our CGI images and fly-through videos to find out more about the landmark new building.

On site at 256 Grays Inn Road

Construction Progress

See how construction at 256 Grays Inn Road is progressing through our site images and timelapse footage

Topping out ceremony

Site News: May 2023 Topping Out

In May 2023, we reached the highest point in construction with a Topping Out ceremony

Burying the time capsule at 256 Grays Inn Rd

SITE NEWS: May 2022: Time Capsule Burial

To mark Dementia Action Week, a time capsule was buried in the foundations at 256 Grays Inn Road. 

Breaking ground at 256 Grays Inn Road

SITE NEWS: May 2021:Breaking ground at 256 Grays Inn Road

In 2021 we broke ground on site at 256 Grays Inn Road, marking the beginning of the budiling's construction stage

Prof Alan Thompson on site Sep 2022

On Site With...

As work continues at pace, the ION-DRI community have been visiting site to see how they're getting on...