The Pears Building


London, United Kingdom


200,000 sqm




Project Description

BMJ has completed the design for Willmott Dixon Construction for the new Pears Building at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London.  The new research building, conceptually designed by prestigious practice Hopkins Architects, creates laboratory research and write-up space for the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, a patient hotel, new offices for the Royal Free Charity as well as a covered car park serving the hospital site.

Situated on a tight site next to the Hospital, the new 7 storey building brings together leading scientists, academic clinicians and clinical trials specialists to develop revolutionary treatments and therapies for conditions such as type 1 diabetes, cancer and organ rejection after transplantation.  The close physical location of research and clinical facilities to patients allows faster transition of medical breakthroughs into real world.  This integration of patient care and research will accelerate medical innovation and give patients access to novel therapies that are unavailable elsewhere. The patient hotel offers those taking part in research, outpatients with high need, patient family members and visiting academics accommodation on the top floors of the building, complete with stunning views across Hampstead Heath.

Challenge & Solution

Innovation & Added-Value