Henry Brothers land second contract at Nottingham Trent University
The contract is the second awarded to the company after winning the £11.3 million (US$14.2 million) construction contract last year for NTU’s new engineering faculty.
“Henry Brothers has partnered with a number of universities to create exciting and inspirational facilities for teaching, research and development,” Managing Director of Henry Brothers Midlands, Ian Taylor, said in a statement.
“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.”
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 Medical Technologies Innovation Facility.
The multidisciplinary research and development building will integrate the work of scientists, engineers, clinicians and entrepreneurs, who will work collaboratively to develop products and materials.
According to NTU, a key aim of MTIF is to improve patient care by speeding up medical product development and getting innovations to market as quickly as possible – critical for business survival, growth and profitability.
To mark the beginning of the work, representatives from the university, partners on the project, and a range of stakeholders attended a groundbreaking ceremony on May 3.
“MTIF will improve people’s lives through the development of the next generation of medical technologies,” Head of the College of Science and Technology at NTU, Professor Mark Biggs, said at the ceremony.
“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.”
The design of the development was done by Midlands-based architectural practice Maber, who will be working with Henry Brothers, along with civil and structural engineer Curtins, project manager Edge, quantity surveyor Gleeds, and Couch Perry Wilkes for M&E services.
Construction is due to be completed by summer 2020.