Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

The Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility (WTCRF) is based at the Western General Hospital which is situated between Crewe Road South and Telford Road in the Craigleith area of Edinburgh.

The Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility (WTCRF) is a three-storey building. The main entrance is on the ground floor, off the north corridor opposite the Minor Injuries Unit and between the Acute Receiving Unit (ARU) and the Alexander Donald Building (ADB).


Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

Western General Hospital

Contact details


Crewe Road South






Enter via Porterfield Road. Enter the OPD building and follow the corridor directly ahead of you. You will pass the Baguette Bar on your left. Check the signs hanging from the ceiling. The WTCRF is also on your left opposite the Minor Injuries Unit. Enter through the turquoise doors. Please see the site map (bottom of page).

Arriving by public transport

There are various bus routes that serve Western General Hospital - see below. 

Bus Tracker

Lothian Buses Journey Planner

If you are coming by train, Haymarket is the nearest station if continuing by taxi.  However, Waverley train station has better bus routes to the hospital.

Arriving by car or taxi

Enter by Porterfield Road, as above. Please see map at bottom of page. You can be dropped off outside the Ann Ferguson Building, where there is space for turning. Unfortunately, there is restricted parking in the hospital grounds so you may not be able to find a parking space easily especially at peak times (8.45am-3pm Monday to Friday). There are limited accessible parking spaces.  The nearest on street paid parking is in Carrington Road. You may find it easier to get the bus or be dropped off at the hospital by car or taxi. 

Arriving by bike

The Western General Hospital site is well serviced by dedicated cycle routes and cycle lanes.

The following sites provide information on the network and routes in and around Edinburgh and how to access the site by bike.

Edinburgh University Transport



Particularly useful is the car free cycle route which runs from Haymarket Station/Roseburn to Leith around the North of the campus as you can access the hospital site via the Telford Road entrance. The two closest exits from the cycle path are signposted and located at Craigleith Retail Park (follow left onto South Groathill Avenue, right onto Craigleith Hill Avenue) or at Telford Drive (onto Telford Road). Telford Road can be very busy and fast moving, however there is a pedestrian crossing close by the hospital entrance.

The roads on site have barriers and pedestrian walkways and dismounting your bike may be required. There are lots of bicycle storage racks located outside the main buildings.


Find the facility labelled Wellcome Trust at the centre of the map between the ADB and OPD buildings marked with an orange star.