UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


UCL Council final approval for new Queen Square Institute of Neurology and UK DRI building

15 March 2019

We are pleased to announce that UCL Council has given final approval and £281 million is now released to progress the extensive programme of capital works to significantly expand the footprint of the IoN to include a new-build on the site of the Eastman Dental Hospital Site

IoN-DRI building

The new build will transform our efforts to develop the world’s leading centre for translational neuroscience in order to tackle the global health challenge of neurological diseases, bringing together clinicians and research teams from different disciplines.

"This is a significant step in our journey to achieve a new building which began in a concrete form over seven years ago". Professor Michael Hanna, Director of UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.
Professor Hanna added: "This project will create what will be a fantastic, new translational neuro science building as part of our dual hub vision; with more clinical/experimental research being based at Queen Square House and across Queen Square. I anticipate that this will be a great new translational neuroscience environment for all staff, students, patients and partners."
“I want to thank all colleagues across UCL and UCLH who have worked so hard to make this finally happen”

We anticipate enabling works will commence this autumn and subject to planning approval the building works will commence early 2020 and will be completed late 2023 and ready for occupation in early 2024.

"Wonderful to get UCL Council approval to proceed with Full Business Case for development of the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology & Dementia Research Institute hub on Gray’s Inn Road – huge thanks to entire team!" Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences

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Artist's impression of new IoN-DRI building