Creating a 21st century centre to deliver eye care, education and research

At Moorfields we are constantly striving to improve the services we offer to patients. Together with our partners, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity, we are currently developing plans for a new world leading eye centre to deliver clinical care, education and research in the Kings Cross/St Pancras area of London.

If approved, we plan to open the new centre by 2024 and the services we currently offer at Moorfields Eye Hospital, City Road and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology will be moved to the new site.

Why we need a new centre

We need a new facility for several reasons:

  • Our existing buildings in City Road are more than 100 years old and were built at a time when hospital care was provided very differently to how it is now. Our buildings at City Road are no longer suited to the provision of 21st century clinical care, research or education.
  • Our ageing infrastructure is growing increasingly difficult and costly to maintain.
  • The configuration of our existing buildings offers little scope for true integration between the clinical, research and teaching elements of our work, which will be crucial if we are to achieve our vision for the future.
  • Although intermediate refurbishments go some way to improving the environment for our patients and staff, they are no substitute for purpose-built accommodation.

Further information

We will keep our patients, members, local residents and other stakeholders regularly updated as this exciting project progresses.

Read the latest project news.

For more information please contact the project team.

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