The Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub (BmE Hub)

The Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub is an exciting new development at the heart of Imperial’s White City campus. The 13-storey building will comprise state-of-the-art laboratory and office facilities for the next generation of biomedical engineering research across technology and application themes.  Housing interdisciplinary research initiatives from across Imperial’s departments and faculties, the building will drive clinical translation of MedTech innovation through integrated clinical and imaging facilities and by virtue of its proximity to the Hammersmith Hospital campus. Commercial translation will be promoted by the adjacent Translation and Innovation Hub (IHUB).

Progress on Construction - August 2019

Construction of the building continues to make excellent progress. The building is sceduled for completion late 2019.

The BmE Hub has been made possible by a £40 million gift from Imperial alumnus Michael Uren OBE and his Foundation: the most generous donation in the history of the College. This visionary gift has laid the foundations for an unprecedented investment in facilities dedicated to biomedical engineering research.  Imperial and the IBME are now actively evaluating opportunities for pioneering research initiatives which will occupy the building and benefit from this unique infrastructure and a revolutionary expansion in the field at the College.

MLatest image of the building constructionore information on Imperial's White City Campus can be found here.

Virtual View of Lab space

Entrance to BmE Hub

Campus View

Virtual view of Office Space


The Strategic Development Board is responsible for the overall strategic planning and delivery of the BmE Hub and reports to the Provost’s Board.

Strategic Development Board

Nick Jennings
Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise), Chair

weber Jonathan Weber
Dean of Medicine
Anthony Bull Anthony Bull
Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Justin Cobb Justin Cobb
Director of the MSk Lab
Heather Williamson Heather Williamson
Director of Principal Gifts
watkins Chris Watkins
Faculty Operating Office, Faculty of Medicine
HarryLamble Harry Lamble
Research Development Director of the
Institute of Biomedical Engineering          
Richard Martin Richard Martin
Faculty Operating Officer, Faculty of Engineering 
 photo pending Nick Roalfe 
Director of Estates Facilities
Simon Hepworth Simon Hepworth
Director of Enterprises
 Kalypso Kalypso Charalambous 
Research Development Manager of the
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Secretary

 Nigel Brandon,
Dean of Engineering