LondonNet News Headlines
|Wellcome to the Disease Dome
- Medical charity plan research centre inside Greenwich big tent
THE MILLENNIUM DOME is a sick joke to many, so it may not come as a total surprise that the new favourites to take over the ill-fated structure are medical charity Wellcome Trust, who plan to turn it into a centre for research into diseases.
Wellcome have bid UKP300 million for the site and say they would build state-of-the-art bio-medical research labs inside the Dome as well as spaces in which to exhibit some of the mega-rich charity's work.
Wellcome's bid is reckoned to be one of two serious bids left on the table after a series of attempts to sell the Dome ended in collapse. Its rival is the Quintain group, who have dredged up the theme park idea. Other failed bids have included an eco-park, a business centre and the Dome's relocation to Swindon.