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Plans for new biomedical engineering hub go on public display

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Artist's impression of Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub

Artist's impression of Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub

A public exhibition will showcase plans for the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub at Imperial West.

Imperial College London’s plans to build a pioneering biomedical engineering hub at Imperial West will be on display at a public exhibition on Thursday 20 November (15.00 – 20.00) and Friday 21 November (13.00 – 17.00) at the Community Hall, Shinfield Street, W12.

An unprecedented £40m gift from Michael Uren OBE and his Foundation - the most generous donation in the history of Imperial College London - will help support the construction of the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub, and will be designed by architects Allies & Morrison.

An Imperial alumnus, Michael Uren graduated in 1943 with a Mechanical Engineering degree and set up Civil and Marine Limited, one of the leading companies in cement manufacture.

The new biomedical engineering centre will house research into new and affordable medical technology, helping people affected by a diverse range of medical conditions. It will comprise laboratory and office space for interdisciplinary, translational research initiatives at the interface of biomedical sciences and engineering. It will include a clinical facility providing patients with direct access to innovations in healthcare.

Local benefits

Martin Summersgill, Director of Estates Masterplanning and Development, Imperial College London, said:

“We are keen to hear the views of local residents before we submit a planning application for the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub, the latest phase of the Imperial West development.

“The new centre represents a unique and timely opportunity to drive innovation in medical technology through strengthening collaboration and interaction between Imperial's world-class engineers, scientists and researchers at the interface of the disciplines of engineering and biomedicine.

“The new development will bring many local benefits, including job opportunities, an improved local environment and enhanced community links to local schools and organisations.”

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Andrew Scheuber

Andrew Scheuber
Communications Division

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8197
Email: a.scheuber@imperial.ac.uk

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