Anne Rowling Centre

The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic is a charitable University of Edinburgh research facility focusing on a wide range of neurological conditions, especially neurodegenerative diseases. The facility was funded by Author JK Rowling in memory of her mother, Anne.

Location:  Edinburgh
Client: NHS Lothian
Cost: £3m
Completion: 2012

The Clinic is a purpose-built facility on the site of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, alongside the University’s medical school and the world-class research environments of the Centre for Neuroregeneration, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research, Centre for Neuroregeneration and Centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research.

The project has been procured as an extension to the original PFI arrangement with Consort Healthcare. All normal stages of the PFI process were followed and the building is now a full part of Consort Healthcare’s Edinburgh Royal Infirmary concession. Blyth & Blyth provided civil and structural engineering services.

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