New Building

The MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) has been based at the Hammersmith Hospital campus in West London since its creation in 1994.
In 2017 the Medical Research Council and Imperial College London announced a joint project to build a new home for the MRC LMS on the former Cyclotron site.

The brief for the new building was to create approximately 12,000 meters squared of advanced research facilities in an environment which will provide a new home for the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and promote collaboration between all building users.

  • In February 2017 Turner & Townsend were appointed as the Project Manager and Cost Manager for the project.
  • In July 2017 a design team were appointed composed of Hawkins\BrownBuro Happold and Abell Nepp.
  • In August 2018 contractors were invited to bid for the construction of the building.
  • In November 2018 the project team submitted the planning application for the building to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. You can view the application here.
  • In March 2019 Walter Lilly were appointed as the contractor for the project.
  • In July 2019 the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham approved the planning application.
  • In September 2019 the project received approval from the Greater London Authority.
  • In October 2019 the Section 106 agreement with the Council was signed off.

Current status
The RIBA Stage 4 technical designs are currently being validated by the contractor, design and project team. The planning application has been reviewed by the local planning authority and was approved on 2 July. The LMS engagement team are currently working with artist Julia Vogl and students at neighbouring ARK Burlington Danes Academy to co-create artwork for the hoarding inspired by research at the LMS.

Further updates about the building project will be posted to these pages. 

Contractor newsletters
01. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 1 July 2019

02. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 22 July 2019

03. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 5 August 2019

04. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 19 August 2019

05. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 2 September 2019

06. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 16 September 2019

07. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 30 September 2019

08. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 14 October 2019

09. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 28 October 2019

10. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 11 November 2019

11. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 25 November 2019

Building from Burlington Danes