Ceremony Marks £33 Million Investment and Refurbishment Programme
|GETTING OFF THE GROUND: Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Burgess launches the start of the University's multi-million pound investment in new campus facilities|
official turf-turning ceremony marked the start of a multi-million pound
investment in new campus facilities at the University of Leicester.
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.
£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.
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:
developments which are part of this investment programme include:
Research and Multidisciplinary Modelling Centre:
following the successful completion of the first phase of the Space
Research building a combined research facility is now to be provided
and Archaeology refurbishment; the combined refurbishment of the existing
George Porter and Chemistry Research Buildings to create academic and
research facilities for both the Chemistry and Archaeology departments
For more information on these projects, contact Paul Goffin, Deputy Director
of Estates and Buildings on 0116 252 2507.
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