Imperial opens major new building for School of Public Health

The new Imperial College London School for Public Health building – home to the Jameel Institute – was opened by Sir Chris Whitty, chief medical officer of England, at a ceremony attended by George Richards, director of Community Jameel.

The Jameel Institute is a partnership between Imperial and Community Jameel, working to contain health emergencies, strengthen health systems and build partnerships and capacity to combat disease threats worldwide.

Neil Ferguson, director of the Jameel Institute and of the School of Public Health, said: “Imperial’s strong position in public health science was demonstrated by our world-leading response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the work we do here will ensure our scientists are in the very best position to devise the pandemic preparedness strategies of the future. We want the School of Public Health to be in the strongest possible position to address the most pressing public health challenges in the decades to come.”


The new School of Public Health building at Imperial College London’s White City Campus was opened by Professor Sir Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England.

The celebration saw distinguished guests rubbing shoulders with Imperial’s senior leadership, staff and students. Dame Marit Mohn and Community Jameel gave generous contributions towards the building’s design and construction, and Dame Marit attended the event along with George Richards, Director of Community Jameel, as well as policymakers and local community leaders.

The new building is a hive of flexible spaces where academics, collaborators, students and the local community can create ambitious ideas together. Set in Imperial’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem at the rapidly expanding White City Innovation District, the School will support modern advances in genomics, data sciences, community engagement and educational facilities.

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