A new research facility being built in London -- a conglomerate of the Medical Research Council, University College London, Cancer Research UK, and The Wellcome Trust – will have some of the tightest security measures yet seen in the UK:
“The “security management plan”, seen by the Evening Standard, identifies crime, terrorism and “domestic extremism” as concerns. It states: “Potential security risks may arise from domestic extremism — potentially the animal rights movement.”
“Other measures will include CCTV, “robust” building materials, strengthened glass and “anti-Hostile Vehicle Measures”. The eight-page document states: “This is to create a maximum stand-off in the event of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.”
“It also details how the perimeter will be secured and monthly meetings will be held between the local police, Met intelligence units, a national domestic extremism team and British Library security.”
The labs at this facility will focus their research on HIV, heart diseases, and stroke.