Imperial College is set to build a state-of-the-art School of Public Health in White City, providing the opportunity to extend the already booming tech industry.
This medical hub will allow world health researchers to collaborate and work together in their first dedicated building, bringing cutting-edge research to White City. They will work on pioneering new approaches to various strands of health care affecting the local community; fighting infectious diseases and dementia treatments included.
Professor Deborah Ashby, Director of the School of Public Health, said: “I believe that we will be in a very strong position to improve health on both a local and global scale ..
“By strengthening the public health science base, training the next generation of public health leaders, and influencing health policies and programmes around the world.”
The facility’s development is a result of the local council’s Industrial Strategy Partnership with Imperial.
Councillor Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts, commented on how the research centre will ‘bring the local economy into the 21st century’.
“We aim to make the borough one of the leading destinations in the country for the bio-tech, digital and creative industries.”
He did point out: “At the same time, we want to ensure that all residents benefit from the growth and development we’re seeing in H&F.”