The University of Hull has named Interserve Construction as the preferred bidder for its planned new health campus, which will include teaching and research facilities.The campus will unite the Hull/York Medical School with the university’s Faculty of Health and Social Care, and will also help to create a new Institute for Clinical & Applied Health Research. The project has an £18.5 million budget.As part of the project, Interserve will construct a new 6,500 sq m, five-storey building on the western edge of the University of Hull campus, along with refurbishing the existing Loxley Building, which currently houses the anatomy department.The new facilities will include a mock hospital ward, operating theatre and intensive care facilities to allow students to hone their skills in a safe environment. In addition to this, there will be extensive collaborative working areas for researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students, a large lecture theatre, think pods, green roofs and terraces. These will help create a pleasant environment, while training and encouraging the next generation of medical minds.The lecture theatre will be a fully flexible space. The new facilities will also include a large atrium, which will house a ground-floor cafe for students and researchers, as well as a number of fully equipped meeting rooms.Illustrations of the new building’s design show a modern structure with curved edges and large amounts of glass, to allow plenty of natural light into the facility.In its later stages, the project will include further refurbishments to the Calder, Aire and Dean buildings. The hard and soft landscaping of the western side of the campus will be revamped to provide a clear east-west route through the university. It is hoped that this will develop into a major campus thoroughfare.
Interserve wins Hull health campus contract
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