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.

360 renders

Click through to view 360 renders of the new building, created by Hawkins\Brown Architects.

Current status

As we near the topping out of the building (expected Summer 2021) the contractors are turning their focus to the interior of the building. Work is progressing on transition plans for the move to the new building.

Building progress

  • 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.
  • In March 2020 work began on the foundations for the new LMS building.
  • Through 2020 modified working practices allowed work to continue on the construction of the LMS building during the coronavirus pandemic. By the end of 2020 the framework and concrete pours of the first 6 floors of the building had been created.
  • In March 2021 an internal virtual town hall meeting was held and 360 renders of the new building developed by the architects were showcased.

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

Contractor newsletters

50. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 21 June 2021

49. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 7 June 2021

48. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 24 May 2021

47. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 10 May 2021

46. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 26 April 2021

45. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 12 April 2021

44. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 29 March 2021

43. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 15 March 2021

42. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 1 March 2021

41. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 15 February 2021

40. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 1 February 2021

39. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 18 January 2021

38. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 21 December 2020

37. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 7 December 2020

36. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 23 November 2020

35. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 9 November 2020

34. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 26 October 2020

33. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 12 October 2020

32. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 28 September 2020

31. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 14 September 2020

30. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 31 August 2020

29. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 17 August 2020

28. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 3 August 2020

27. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 20 July 2020

26. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 6 July 2020

25. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 22 June 2020

24. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 8 June 2020

23. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 25 May 2020

22. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 11 May 2020

21. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 27 April 2020

20. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 13 April 2020

19. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 30 March 2020

18. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 16 March 2020

17. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 2 March 2020

16. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 17 February 2020

15. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 3 February 2020

14. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 20 January 2020

13. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 23 December 2019

12. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 9 December 2019

11. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 25 November 2019

10. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 11 November 2019

09. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 28 October 2019

08. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 14 October 2019

07. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 30 September 2019

06. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 16 September 2019

05. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 2 September 2019

04. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 19 August 2019

03. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 5 August 2019

02. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 22 July 2019

01. MRC LMS Project Newsletter – wc 1 July 2019