British Library selected as location for Alan Turing Institute Headquarters

Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library commented:

‘We are delighted that the British Library has been selected by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as the location for the headquarters of the Alan Turing Institute.  The future of the British Library is increasingly digital and data-driven and our purposes are strongly aligned with those of the Alan Turing Institute.  This choice of location also allows the Institute to benefit from the world-class physical and transport infrastructure of the Knowledge Quarter with its easy connectivity to other parts of the UK and Europe. We look forward to working with the partners across the UK in making the Alan Turing Institute a new beacon of research excellence.’

Notes to Editors

The Knowledge Quarter (KQ) is newly-formed partnership of 35 large and small research, science, cultural and media organisations located in the Kings Cross, Euston and Bloomsbury areas, including the Wellcome Trust, UCL, Google, the British Library, University of the Arts, the British Museum, The Francis Crick Institute and a cluster of research universities. Its goal is to use the power of this remarkable concentration of world-class organisations to spur productive, sustainable and inclusive economic development.  Its work will focus on knowledge exchange and collaboration, including partnership projects between organisations; partnerships and cross-sector initiatives leading to long-term investment and economic growth; improvements to local infrastructure and transport that will benefit employees and visitors to the area; and strengthened alliances with local communities.

The KQ partnership was formally established as an independent network, with a Board chosen by its members.

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