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.
£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. Work on the erection of the
new Biomedical Sciences building is due to start in late February.
Director Lynne James said: "We are proud of our teaching and research
achievement, which places us in the UK's top 20 universities. Sustaining this
position in a highly competitive global market demands continual advancement.
World-class research and education has to be underpinned with world-class
new projects are:
Science Research Building; In September 1999 the University obtained planning
permission for a new Biomedical Sciences Research Building on the old allotment
land to the rear of Lancaster Place. It is envisaged that a start on site will
be made in late February 2002.
Research and Multidisciplinary Modelling Centre (SR&MMC); 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.
TO NEWSDESK: For more information on these projects, please contact Paul Goffin,
Deputy Director of Estates and Buildings on 0116 252 2507.
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