Refurbishment of the Herschel Smith building for Clinical Research in Cognitive Neuroscience at Cambridg University

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge


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Technical Summary

The University of Cambridge was awarded £617K towards refurbishment of the Herschel Smith building for Clinical Research in Cognitive Neuroscience, to provide a federated facility for translational cognitive neuroscience in the School of Clinical Medicine. The refurbishment will comprise: a clinical research facility (3 examination rooms, specialist testing facilities), office space for 52 people, two meeting rooms, ancillary facilities, and upgraded general infrastructure. The building will be used by cognate research groups representing the 4 major stakeholders in the project: the University Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Psychiatry, the MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit (CBU), and the MRC/Wellcome Trust Behavioural & Clinical Neurosciences Institute (BCNI)


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Description NHS and clinical research: HSB refurbishment
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Refurbishment of the Herchel Smith Building included provision of a bespoke clinical facility which has since been extensively used for specialist NHS clinics and experimental medicine research in neurology and psychiatry.
Description NIHR Biomedical Research Centre: HSB refurbishment
Amount £800,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2008 
End 03/2009
Description University of Cambridge equipment funds
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 02/2017