Our vision is to create a new centre bringing together excellent eye care, ground-breaking research and world-leading education in ophthalmology, in partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL. Welcome to Oriel.

If approved the new, integrated centre will open in the King’s Cross area of London in 2025/26, creating an environment where researchers and clinicians can work effectively together. 

The design of the new building will enhance collaborative working, increasing discovery and innovation for eye health that will benefit Moorfields’ patients and those with sight loss worldwide.

Oriel is more than a physical building. It will push the boundaries of science, deliver breakthrough treatments to the front line of patient care and revolutionise eye health around the world.

Planning for the future, Oriel will:

  • be designed with the experience of patients in mind;
  • embrace new technologies to develop excellence and innovation in clinical care;
  • attract and retain the world’s leading clinical, health education and research talent.

Our role

Moorfields Eye Charity is the main grant making and fundraising charity for Moorfields and the Institute of Ophthalmology, investing funds in vital research above the responsibility of the NHS. 

In partnership with UCL, we’re committed to raising £100 million from philanthropy to support this ambitious project.

We’re delighted that a £30 million 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 we’ve received so far from major donors to support the creation of this world class centre for advancing eye health.

Supporting Oriel

To find out more about Oriel and our fundraising to realise this world-leading project, please get in touch with Rachel Jones on rachel.jones310@nhs.net or 020 7521 4610.