UK Health Security Agency - Colindale (Formely Public Health England - Colindale)

2. Responsible public or private organization or company
UK Health Security Agency, an executive agency of the UK Department of Health & Social Care The former Public Health England was closed on 1 October 2021 and its high containment microbiology functions were transferred into a new government agency called the UK Health Security Agency, UKHSA.
3. Location and postal address
UK Health Security Agency, 61 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5EQ
4. Source(s) of financing of the reported activity, including indication if the activity is wholly or partly financed by the Ministry of Defence

The UK Department of Health funds this activity as part of its finance of th UK Health Security Agency’s facility at Colindale, London NW9.

5. Number of maximum containment units5 within the research centre and/or laboratory, with an indication of their respective size (SqM):
BL 4 , 30.00 SqM
1 unit
6. Scope and general description of activities, including type(s) of micro-organisms and/or toxins as appropriate

This laboratory is used to provide diagnostic services for Herpes B; viral haemorrhagic fever infections: Lassa fever, Ebola, Marburg, Congo-Crimean haemorrhagic fever; avian influenza and SARS. To support diagnostic services a programme of applied diagnostic research and development is conducted.

(4) For facilities with maximum containment units participating in the national biological defence research and development programme, please fill in name of facility and mark "Declared in accordance with Form A, part 2 (iii)".

(5) In accordance with the latest edition of the WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual, or equivalent.