26 September 2018

New neuroscience centre reaches its highest point

Construction of the basic structure of the new neuroscience research facility at the John Radcliffe hospital has been completed, with a topping-out ceremony held yesterday to mark the occasion.

622 topping out ceremony

The centre will focus on research into the prevention of strokes and dementia, holding 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 within the Medical Sciences Division.

Work on the project started in spring. It is funded partly by the Wolfson Foundation and Wellcome Trust. Practical completion should be in the second quarter of 2019. Its façade will be made of glass, terracotta, wood and bronze, with natural ventilation provided by vertical slats incorporated into the design of its windows.