Funding boost for UCL neuroscience and new UK DRI hub

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A generous £5 million donation has been received from the Garfield Weston Foundation to support the planned development of the new state-of-the-art neuroscience centre at UCL. The building, which will be located on Gray’s Inn Road, will house over 500 researchers from the UK DRI and UCL’s Queen Square Institute of Neurology, all working towards the Government’s 2020 Challenge on Dementia. 

In September 2019, The London Borough of Camden’s planning committee approved UCL’s planning application for the redevelopment of the former site of the Eastman Dental Hospital, paving the way for a new world-leading research centre for dementia and neurological disease research. In addition to cutting-edge research facilities, the building will also have a dementia treatment outpatient facilities for the University College Hospital Trust, an on-site public café and dedicated space for community and public events.

The Garfield Weston Foundation will be naming the Weston Conference Centre in the new building, which will provide facilities to connect scientists and welcome visiting collaborators from across the UK and beyond.

Article published: 24 February 2020

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