The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Building the new Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease

20 October 2023

MND Centre project timeline 02.10.23If like many people across the region and further afield, you have been following the inspirational story of rugby legend Rob Burrow and his journey with Motor Neurone Disease, the Trust has joined with Leeds Hospitals Charity and Corstorphine and Wright architects to launch a new blog to share some of the behind the scenes stories and key moments with the public on the journey to creating a new flagship motor neurone disease centre here in Leeds. Craige Richardson, Director of Estates and Facilities writes the first blog. 

The journey to a new building is like working through a giant puzzle, with many important steps to take, each one needing to be carefully considered, meticulously planned and designed, whilst meeting the various legal planning and technical approvals along the way. This couldn’t be truer when developing a new building and even more so when it’s a building funded by public money.

MicrosoftTeams image 6The vision to create a new flagship Motor Neurone Disease facility in Leeds is a strong one and the centre will have a positive impact on the MND community. We also know how engaged the wider community across Leeds and Yorkshire is, with the many different fantastic charity fundraising activities and the profile that Rob’s name and his Rhinos support network have brought along. 

This blog will peel back some of the layers you don’t see in the creation of a new building, shedding light on the process of opening a new public structure. Along the way we will share insights from many different specialists who are part of the project, in addition to charting feedback from our patients and those involved in the stakeholder sessions. 

Read the full blog here on Leeds Hospitals Charity website Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Blog: The journey so far (