Cardiovascular disease is responsible for around 18 million deaths every year, predominantly heart attacks, strokes and respiratory disease. In the UK, this manifests as 1 in 4 deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and 1 in 5 by respiratory disease; and these numbers are increasing year on year.
The £41m Heart and Lunch Research Institute (HLRI) will develop new treatments, drugs and diagnostic tests to combat these killer diseases. The Institute is a joint project between the University of Cambridge and Royal Papworth Hospital and will bring together the largest team of heart and lung researchers combining academia, healthcare and industry in Europe.
Home to over 380 scientists and medical professionals, HLRI will house state-of-the-art laboratories plus a 10-bed facility where in-patient studies of new treatments will be carried out and it will be linked to Papworth Hospital via a tunnel.
Work began on the HLRI in October 2019 and the centre is due for completion early this year. Under instruction by contractor SDC, our team installed Silent Gliss roller blinds and cubicle tracks during the Autumn of 2021.