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Morgan Sindall wins £12.6 million University of Leicester medical research centre project

Morgan Sindall plc, the construction, infrastructure and design business of the Morgan Sindall Group, has been awarded a £12.6 million contract to construct the University of Leicester’s new Cardiovascular Research Centre (CRC) at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital.

The company will deliver a four-storey extension to the hospital’s existing clinical sciences wing which houses the university’s medical research and teaching facilities. The 2,200m² facility will double available research space, enhance the quality of the university’s laboratories and training facilities and strengthen Leicester’s position as a leading international centre for heart research.

Work is scheduled for completion in February 2012.

The centre will house new laboratories, a biobank capable of storing samples from up to 100,000 individuals, a clinical research informatics unit and a data to knowledge unit which together will capture, code and translate anonymous patient data for research and will accommodate an advanced IT link between the university and Glenfield Hospital.

Image: An artist’s impression of the University of Leicester’s new Cardiovascular Research Centre (image courtesy of ADP Architects).