Construction firm Morgan Sindall has handed over the new £12m forensic science laboratories for the University of Central Lancashire.
The 40,000 sq ft science building is the first on UCLan's campus to achieve the BREEAM 'excellent' standard for environmental quality.
Named after James Brierley Firth, a pioneer of forensic science, the new building provides extended accommodation for the School of Forensic & Investigative Sciences and the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The new teaching space will accommodate up to 160 students and includes four laboratories, two rooms for chemistry teaching, one analytical laboratory and one fire laboratory.
The JB Firth Building will be officially opened on 9 September 2011.