Citilab – The new name for the Former Royal Eye Hospital
Today, Bruntwood announced that they are rebranding the Former
Royal Eye Hospital as Citilab.
Citilab is a new 100,000 sq ft biomedical centre of excellence,
located on Oxford Road at the heart of Europe's largest clinical
academic campus. It will attract biohealth companies to develop new
products and services designed to meet the needs and expectations
In addition Bruntwood has confirmed a number of pre-lets: to
TRUSTECH, an NHS organisation which aims to improve healthcare
through the development of innovative products and services; to The
Manchester College who will use the space for medical training; and
to The Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Charity. The rest of the space has been purpose built for wards for
clinical trials, biomedical laboratories and areas for
Chris Oglesby, Chief Executive of Bruntwood said, "The science
agenda and growing our customer base in this sector are important
parts of Bruntwood's growth plans. We are delighted to announce
both the new name, Citilab, alongside welcoming new customers to
our portfolio. We are looking forward to working in partnership
with them and supporting their plans."
Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council added,
"This is an exciting and strategically important development which
supports growth and job creation in Manchester".
Mike Deegan, Chief Executive of Central Manchester
University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, added: "I'm really
pleased that this unused building is being developed by Bruntwood
into a centre of excellence for innovation that will enable
companies to work with us to develop new treatments to help the NHS
patients - it will also be good for the city region economy."