Morgan Sindall Construction has commenced work on the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) new Veterinary School.
The project comprises the partial refurbishment of the existing Greenbank Building and the creation of a four-storey structure which will include high-specification anatomical skills laboratories, simulated operating theatres, diagnostic suites and pharmacies, microscopy labs, dental rooms and immersive teaching facilities.
Once complete, the school, spanning nearly 50,000 sq ft on the university’s Preston Campus, will provide a centre of learning for students studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across the veterinary and animal sciences.
The North West team at Morgan Sindall Construction is creating the new building to universal accessibility standards and will use modern methods of construction to reduce embodied carbon within the building.
Richard Potts, area director, Morgan Sindall Construction, said:
“We’re incredibly pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with UCLan through the new Veterinary School project. Our team has been working collaboratively with UCLan through the preconstruction stage to develop intelligent solutions that will enhance the learning environment and enable the university to be more sustainable.
“We are thrilled to be contributing to economic growth and the advancement of veterinary practitioners within Lancashire, as well as helping to make the university and its community an increasingly attractive place to live, work and study.”
Professor Graham Baldwin, UCLan vice-chancellor, added:
“It is fantastic to see spades in the ground and building work start on creating our technologically advanced School of Veterinary Medicine.
“As Lancashire’s only Vet School, it will play a major role in developing the veterinary practitioners and leaders of the future and supporting economic growth in the north.
“Morgan Sindall has a very impressive track record of delivering inspirational and attractive learning environments at universities across the country so we are looking forward to working together.”
It is anticipated that the project will be completed in the first quarter of 2025.
Source: Insider Media