University of Leicester eBulletin

Ceremony Marks 33 Million Investment and Refurbishment Programme

March 2002

No 56 

pic of Vice-Chancellor at ceremony to mark start of new campus facilities GETTING OFF THE GROUND: Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Burgess launches the start of the University's multi-million pound investment in new campus facilities


An official turf-turning ceremony marked the start of a multi-million pound investment in new campus facilities at the University of Leicester.

The University, celebrating its 80th Anniversary this year, aims to enhance its international academic standing even further through the establishment of new centres of excellence in science and medicine.

The biggest expansion programme since the sixties comes during a record year for the University of Leicester - with highest ever number of undergraduate student entries, highest level of research income and its best performance in the Research Assessment Exercise.

The 30 million investment will result in two new buildings on campus, the creation of new laboratories and the purchase of new equipment. In addition, a 3 million refurbishment programme will be undertaken.

Representatives of the University gathered to mark the start of construction of the new Biomedical Sciences building. The proposed new building will house research groups in:

Other developments which are part of this investment programme include:

NOTES TO NEWSDESK: For more information on these projects, contact Paul Goffin, Deputy Director of Estates and Buildings on 0116 252 2507.

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