Supporting the construction of Europe's largest research facility

The Francis Crick Institute is a world-class biomedical research facility on a 3.6 acre brownfield site opposite King’s Cross St Pancras in central London. 

Key information

Location: UK

Completion date: Ongoing

  • 3.6 acre brownfield site
  • 90,000m2 laboratory space
  • 1,250 researchers

The institute's work is helping to understand why disease develops and to find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses. Its objective is to enable and promote cross-disciplinary science, bringing six major scientific research organisations together.

The laboratories are unique, accommodating 1,250 researchers in multidisciplinary work stations that encourage ongoing collaboration. With 1,553 rooms, the research facility is the largest in Europe.

Turner & Townsend has supported the Institute to maximise the development potential of the site and carefully control project costs within budget, successfully managing the costs through the numerous planning, technical, third party interfaces, and macroeconomic challenges.

This included interrogation and exchange of the design consultant’s and contractor’s building information modelling (BIM). 

Making the difference


For further information contact:

Ross Hanson

t: +44 (0)20 7544 4000