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Barts and The London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry

Barts and The London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry opened its new complex just behind The Royal London Hospital in May 2005. 

The transparent glass pavilion, which houses 400 scientists on a single research floor the size of a football pitch, is designed to facilitate better communication between scientists and speed medical research discoveries.

Queen Mary has committed £45 million to the project and hopes the distinctive building will prove a magnet for attracting the best scientific talent in the world, which will in turn have a positive impact on recruitment for the Trust.

These development plans are separate from, but fully consistent with, the Trust's own redevelopment programme at Barts and The Royal London.

Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry

Designed by award-winning architect Will Alsop, the main focus of the new school is an innovative purpose-built building containing extensive and open plan laboratory space for clinical research. It houses teams of researchers who work in partnership with colleagues in the Trust to develop research-led initiatives that will be directed to the specific health needs of the people of east London. As well as including a landscaped pedestrian area, a science centre for local children, parents, teachers and the wider community is also housed at the school. This centre is known as the Centre of the Cell.

Funding for the School scheme comes from a variety of sources including the Higher Education Funding Council, the NHS via transfer funds to education and Queen Mary, University of London. In addition, Barts and The London NHS Trust funds space within The Royal London Hospital to support near-patient teaching and research activities. Research facilities at Barts will also be upgraded through a £2.5 million award from the St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Charitable Foundation.