The Bloomsbury Research Institute in Tavistock Place (formerly known as the Bloomsbury Institute for Pathogen Research) was unanimously approved by Camden Council in January. Final details to be resolved include agreement over Section 106 payments – which will include a contribution of £140,000 to highways improvement works – and measures to prevent damage to adjacent buildings.
The Institute will be based within the confines of the existing London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s building at 15-17 Tavistock Place, on the site of the former dairy depot. It does, though, involve the creation of a double basement to house the Centre’s research labs.
The Institute is described as a ground-breaking health research facility, and is a partnership between University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). 200 scientists will be based at the Institute working on some of the most important global challenges in infectious disease, including antibiotic resistance.
The Institute welcomes opportunities to present their plans to local community, resident and business groups. Contact point is Vicky Ratcliffe – Community Engagement Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 07912 775 772.