Contractor Henry Brothers has begun work on site to build a new Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) for Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus.
The contract is the second awarded by the university to Henry Brothers, which is also building a new £23m engineering facility for the university.
This latest facility will focus on the development of innovative products and advanced materials to meet future healthcare needs and is part of NTU’s dual-site £23m Medical Technologies Innovation Facility.
It is being built on the Clifton Campus where a ground-breaking ceremony recently took place.
Ian Taylor, managing director of Henry Brothers Midlands, said: “Henry Brothers has partnered with a number of universities to create exciting and inspirational facilities for teaching, research and development.
“For the past year we have been working on a prestigious new engineering building for NTU, which is due to be completed for the upcoming academic year.
“We are delighted to have been appointed on a second scheme at the Clifton Campus to once again support Nottingham Trent University with its development plans.”
Henry Brothers secured the contract through the Pagabo Framework and will be working with architect Maber, who designed the facility, civil and structural engineer Curtins, project manager Edge, Gleeds as client cost advisor and quantity surveyor, and Couch Perry Wilkes for M&E services.
The new two-storey facility will feature clean rooms, a digital theatre, laboratories and collaborative working spaces, and will have a BREEAM rating of excellent.
Due for completion next year, the building will integrate the work of scientists, engineers, clinicians, entrepreneurs and industry, who will work collaboratively to develop products and materials.
Nottingham Trent University pro vice-chancellor, professor Mark Biggs, said: “MTIF will improve people’s lives through the development of the next generation of medical technologies.
“It will support industry and enhance the regional economy in the areas of life sciences and healthcare, key priority sectors for the UK government.
“The technologies that will emerge from this initiative will improve the lives of people across the UK and beyond.”