John Turner Construction Group has won a £3.9m contract with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to create a Centre for Maternal and Child Health opposite the school's main research centre.
The Broadway Malyan-designed scheme will involve structural alterations and renovations to an existing retail and residential building, Anson House, on the corner of Anson Street and Pembroke Place.
The project is financed by the Regional Growth Fund and European Regional Development Fund.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has a £200m research order book. As part of its expansion it plans to build a 50,000 sq ft facility, doubling the size of the school, on a site next to Anson House and directly opposite the current school. Talks with planners are ongoing.
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was the first institution in the world dedicated to tropical disease and has led the fight against infectious diseases ever since. A registered charity, LSTM works in 60 countries combating diseases such as TB, HIV/ AIDS, malaria and dengue.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave $50m to the school in 2005 and followed this up with a further $31m in 2010.
WYG advises Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.