Hope University opens £8.5m Health Science Building

Graham Construction has completed construction of the building which marks the first phase of Liverpool Hope University’s £14m Sports Avenue development.

The health science facility features specialist laboratory spaces dedicated to nutrition, genomics, cell biology and psychology, along with laboratories and space for sport and exercise science.

The project includes a 25m sprint track with force meters and motion capture for biomechanical analysis, a phlebotics lab for blood sampling, and equipment for physiological analysis. There is also a double-height robotics suite and engineering lab to aid the building and testing of drones.

Hope University health science building pondThe building has been designed to sit alongside the more traditional architecture on campus and to complement the grade two-listed Hilda Constance Allen building, one of the original founding college buildings of the University.

Graham Construction worked alongside the university and project partners Watson Batty Architects, structural engineer Clancy Consulting and mechanical and electrical engineer Steven A Hunt & Associates.

Work has already begun on phase two of Sports Avenue, a £6m sports complex, due for completion in October 2016. The Sports Complex will be part of the science faculty for the use of sports science students.

Gary Hughes, Graham Construction’s North of England regional director, said: “This is a fantastic new building which everyone at Graham is immensely proud of. As a university construction specialist we take great pleasure in creating facilities that will be used and enjoyed by many generations of students.”

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