27 April 2018

Construction starts on new neuroscience research centre

Work has started on the construction of the UK’s first centre for research into the prevention of strokes and dementia.

The first ground was broken on the new neuroscience research facility at the John Radcliffe Hospital on 26 April 2018. Construction is expected to take around a year.

Scene from groundbreaking at new stroke and dementia research centre at JR. The building will provide purpose-built facilities for the Wolfson Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia (CPSD) as well as research space for the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN). Both are part of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

‘The new facility gives us an opportunity to bring our teams together, enabling us to do the sort of work that can have life-changing outcomes for patients,’ said Professor Peter Rothwell, head of CPSD, at the far left of the picture above.

Construction is being managed by the Capital Projects team within Estates Services. Funding came from the Wolfson Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.