Alison Gingell Building

Alison Gingell Building

Our Science and Health Building

The School of Health and Care at Coventry University is leading the way to equip our students and researchers with advanced facilities and a wide range of skills and experiences to help them make a positive impact on the world.

And at the heart of this is our new Alison Gingell Building, a beacon of success for the city of Coventry.

Our world-class facilities give students an opportunity to learn in situations that mirror real life scenarios.

Our students can take risks, innovate and experience situations that are made to feel as ‘real’ as possible as they learn in a secure and inspiring environment.

The Royals <a href="/primary-news/duke-and-duchess-of-cambridge-open-coventry-universitys-science-and-health-building/">opened our building</a> on 16 January 2018. Want to explore what the couple saw?

Will and Kate's tour

The Royals opened our building on 16 January 2018. Want to explore what the couple saw?

Take a look for yourself at our replica ambulance and community houses.

Our facilities

Learning through exploration and simulation

Creating the next generation of Health and Life Sciences leaders and life-changing research.

Research laboratories for life sciences, including chemistry, molecular biology and microbiology, physiotherapy and sports therapy treatment practice rooms.

A full patient pathway simulation for health subjects including a ‘working’ ambulance, mock hospital operating theatre, hospital ward, midwifery suite, consultation rooms, high dependency unit and orthotics laboratory.

Analytical laboratory for forensic science, environmental and geographical science and a roof garden area for social and therapeutic horticulture.

Specialist laboratories for sport science, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, a running track for gait analysis, an environmental chamber to measure athletic performance and a sports therapy clinic.

Two simulation community ‘houses’ that help students to practise home based support, investigations and assessments using assistive design and technology.


When choosing a University, the facilities were really important, and knowing that the new Science and Health Building was coming to Coventry was a big draw. The labs that offer simulation are really important in preparing us for our placements, and I’ve not visited anywhere else with facilities that rival what we’ll have access to in the new building.

Joshua Price, Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)

Download our brochures

Join more than 6000 health and science students learning through exploration. Download our brochures to find out more:


Life Sciences


Nursing, Midwifery and Health


Sport and Exercise Sciences


Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences


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Why choose us?

No.1 Modern University in the Midlands

Guardian University Guide 2022

Shortlisted for University of the Year

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

5 QS Stars Overall Rating

QS Stars University Ratings

 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023