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The Royal Free - Pears Building

This new building will house the Institute of Immunology and Transplantation and is envisioned to be one of the five leading global research centres.

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The Vision

A prestigious new building on the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust campus, the Pears Building’s Institute of Immunology and Transplantation aims to be one of the five leading research centres for immunity in the world. It will also bring together clinical and research expertise focused on developing innovative treatment to improve patient care and give individuals access to the latest advances in medical science.

The Institute will house the Royal Free Charity offices, a patient hotel, 58 car parking spaces and three floors of laboratory space for UCL, including seminar and write up space.

The project is a partnership between the Royal Free Charity, the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and the University College London (UCL), and is expected to begin in the spring and finish in 2017.

Our Role

We were appointed to provide Project Management support and Employer’s Agent services to Royal Free Charity. Given the complexities of the development, the large number of stakeholder groups and to ensure that the original brief is reflected in the new facility, our role will extend beyond pre-planning and through to design, construction and handover.

Key Information

Royal Free Charity
96,000 sq ft
Hopkins Architects
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Employers Agent:
Buro Four
Landscape Architects:
Quantity Surveyor:
Structural Engineer:
M&E Engineer:

Special Mention

Project located on a tight site over the hospitals LINAC, next to the MRI centre, sleep clinic and heart attack centre blue route. The team have engaged a logistics consultant and are appointing a contractor on a PCSA to manage and plan for this to limit the affects during construction.