A £7m extension to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine designed by Broadway Malyan has been officially opened by the school's patron Princess Anne.
The creation of the 30,000 sq ft Wolfson Building involved structural alterations and renovations to an existing retail and residential building, Anson House, on the corner of Anson Street and Pembroke Place. John Turner Construction Group was the contractor.
The block will house the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health, the Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease and the product development partnership Innovative Vector Control Consortium, which will move across from the Centre for Tropical Infectious Diseases.
The extension is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, along with support from the Regional Growth Fund and the Wolfson Foundation. The building comprises a mix of offices, meeting rooms and research space for use by 180 staff.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has a £200m research order book and employs more than 430 people. As part of its ongoing 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.
Throughout 2013 the school acquired parcels of land on which to build the scheme, including a surface car park, and a terrace of shops including the former Galkoff kosher butcher's shop. The Galkoff tiled frontage is listed and as part of the planned works will be removed and displayed as a memorial feature in the Knowledge Quarter.