Research partnership finding new answers for patients

Our partnership with the trust has led to a unique partnership between its three hospitals, the globally important university UCL and the charity.

This will be embodied in the Pears Building, a new home for the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) which will open in 2021.

It will help the IIT in its mission to become a world class research centre, where clinicians and researchers will work side by side, speeding up the conversion of research insights from the laboratory bench to novel and effective treatments at the patient’s bedside.

The IIT and the Pears Building 

The IIT will bring together scientists, clinicians, nurses and patients to gain novel insights into the underlying causes of disease. It will combine the clinical excellence of the Royal Free London’s hospitals and the research excellence of scientists at UCL in the most modern facilities in the new Pears Building.

You can find out more about what to expect from this exciting partnership in this brochure.


Latest updates

Agenda CWG meeting 13 October 2020
16 Sep 2020

Agenda CWG meeting 13 October 2020

CWG meeting notes 21 July 2020
30 Jul 2020


Meetings are currently suspended because of the pandemic
22 Jun 2020

Tower crane removal from Pears Building site 20 & 27 June 2020
19 Jun 2020

The removal of a tower crane from the Pears Building construction site will take place across the next two weekends, ie 20 and 27 June.




CWG meeting notes 14 January 2020
19 Jun 2020

CWG meeting notes 14 January 2020


Philippa Hutchinson
Interim head of communications

[email protected]

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