The Fundación Pasqual Maragall headquarters are located in Calle Wellington in Barcelona, within the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Cuitadella campus grounds. These headquarters are also home to the foundation’s BarcelonaBeta Brain Research Center. The Fundación Pasqual Maragall building boasts 4,276 m2 of built area, divided into seven floors. Four of these floors are currently occupied and the remaining three will allow for future growth of the foundation.
The building was designed by architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg. A total of €9 million has been invested in the construction, facilities and associated civil works, with €2.9 million used in the purchase of research equipment. Twenty-five percent (25%) has been funded with the foundation’s own funds, and the remainder with an interest-free loan from the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, granted in 2010. In addition, the Fundación Pasqual Maragall has also received a ERDF 2014-2020 grant in 2016, administered by the Secretariat for Universities and Research of the Ministry of Economy and Knowledge of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia and totalling €2.5 million as part of a call for singular projects for the construction of R&D facilities.
The BarcelonaBeta BrainResearch Center will offer researchers and collaborators three specialised facilities at the service of brain research. Their purpose is to provide a variety of services in a versatile environment that can adapt to he ever-changing needs of Alzheimer's research.
NEUROIMAGING ACQUISITION SERVICES
A service devoted to obtaining brain images for scientific studies.+
3.0T Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine
Highly specialised staff.
High output infrastructure for more efficient processing and management of large-scale data.
CLINICAL TRIAL UNIT
A unit devoted to testing preventive drugs in asymptomatic people at risk.+
Video monitored rooms.
Attendance room with armchairs and medical monitoring devices.
Fully equipped experimental laboratory.
Dispensaries for visits, and advice and assessment of volunteers.
A place devoted to performing studies related to language, memory and attention.+
Acoustically isolated rooms.
Room control and monitoring area.