The new Science and Health Building is to be a flagship project for Coventry University; to extend the Faculty of Health and Life Science’s ability to offer state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, to enhance opportunities for continuing education and professional development and to attract the best students and staff to Coventry University.
The vision is to consolidate the University’s existing science laboratory and health simulation facilities into a new modern multidisciplinary building that will include state-of-the-art healthcare simulation, research and ‘super-lab’ environments.
The new building will provide a facility that delivers an attractive, yet highly functional and flexible space, which will adapt over time to the changing requirements of our pedagogical approaches and enable us to further enhance the excellence and impact of our research.
Coventry University has awarded the £37 million contract to BAM Construction, who are now onsite and have started work on the building. The five-storey, 120,000 sq ft building on Much Park Street in Coventry's city centre is due for completion in 2017.
Previous activity on the site included a 2nd archaeological dig. The first dig revealed a cellar and other underground rooms dating back to the 14th century. Spectacular images of the overall site were obtained during the dig.
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