Investment in new science facilities in London has raised the capital’s profile as a hub for medical and technological research.
Demand at the three main providers, the Imperial Incubator, Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre and the London BioScience Innovation Centre, is outstripping supply. Imperial College is building a £1bn research campus, Imperial West, at White City. Facilities are expected to open at the site at the end of 2015. Elsewhere, the £600m Francis Crick Institute is taking shape on a site near King’s Cross.