The Health Science Building at Hope University
Richard Bell

Hope University reveals new £8.5m Health Science Building

Liverpool Hope University has officially revealed its new multi-million pound Health Science Building.

The £8.5m centre, delivered by GRAHAM Construction, includes laboratory space for research in nutrition, psychology, genomics and cell biology, along with facilities for sport and exercise science.

The building also houses a 25m sprint track with force and motion capture tools for biomechanical analysis, a blood sampling lab and a double-height robotics and engineering suite for developing drone technology.

GRAHAM Construction, which has its North West office in Salford Quays, worked alongside structural engineering firm Clancy Consulting, Watson Batty Architects and mechanical and electrical consulting engineers Steven A Hunt & Associates.

Gary Hughes, GRAHAM Construction’s regional director in the North, said: “This is a fantastic new building which everyone at GRAHAM is immensely proud of. As a university construction specialist we take great pleasure in creating facilities that will be used and enjoyed by many generations of students.

“The science building is located on a prime site and we have been working around a busy, live operational campus. That we have been able to do so with minimal disruption is down to the strong collaborative approach between GRAHAM, our supply chain and the university.”

The new centre forms phase one of a £14m Sports Science Avenue development at Hope University. Work on phase two, which is now underway, centres around a £6m Sports Complex due for completion in October this year.

Hope University’s dean of science, Prof. Atulya Nagar, commented: “We are enormously proud of this superb new building. This is a significant development in our future as a research-informed community.

“The faculty’s research arm is well equipped with world class scientists and researchers who are producing internationally excellent research.”

He continued: “These new facilities will help us accelerate the quality and quantity of our research and attract even more world-leading academics, researchers, and students, allowing us to make an even greater impact on businesses, technology, public services and communities across the region and beyond.”

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