Buildings and Facilities

Super Laboratory (Lab+)

The Alison Gingell Building is home to the first education-based Super laboratory (Lab+) for biomedical, pharmacological and analytical sciences. This world-class, health and life sciences laboratory environment with industry standard research and teaching facilities.

Coventry lab plus

It has the capability to accommodate up to 250 students and features the latest audio visual learning aids to enhance the student experience, and increasing opportunities for students from different science subjects to learn and explore together.

The Lab+ is abundantly equipped with the latest industry-standard microscopy, hematology and forensic testing equipment, which is all available for daily use by students of all levels and abilities.

Much of the equipment is used in laboratories in hospitals and includes:

  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry
  • Gas chromatography
  • Gas chromatography with mass spectrometry
  • DNA sequencing machines

Sport and Exercise Facilities

Our Olympic-grade fitness and sports science facilities look at how athletes can be more effective by looking at how they run, distribute their weight when exercising and how they can improve their performances. We work with many Olympic athletes and local sports teams including the Coventry Bears rugby league team. The facilities also include a 40-metre running track and a 12-camera, 3D motion capture system and environmental chamber that can simulate the altitude of Mount Everest which the Ice Maiden Arctic expedition team have already visited for testing.

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