Oriel - creating the centre for advancing eye health

In partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (the trust) and University College London (UCL), we have the opportunity to create a state-of-the-art integrated treatment, research and education centre.

Opening in the Kings Cross area in 2026, the proposed new centre will benefit Moorfields' patients and those with sight problems worldwide.

Planning for the future, it will:

  • be designed around the patient experience
  • embrace new technologies to develop excellence and innovation in clinical care
  • attract and retain the world's leading clinical, health education and research talent.

The proposed new centre will push the boundaries of science, deliver breakthrough treatments to the front line of patient care and revolutionise eye healthcare around the world.

In partnership with UCL we're committed to raising £100 million from philanthrophy to support this ambitious project.

We're delighted that a £30m grant has been awarded to UCL from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund, managed by Research England. The award is dependent on matched funding from Moorfields Eye Charity and other donors. We're very grateful for the pledges received so far from major donors to create this world class centre for advancing eye health.

If you’d like to find out more about Oriel and fundraising, please get in touch with
Rachel Jones on tel 020 7521 4610.

In October 2018, the trust secured an option on a two-acre site, NHS owned, near St Pancras. The NHS commissioners of Moorfields’ services held a public consultation between 24 May - 16 September 2019.

For more details on the project, visit the Oriel website.