The Facility

The new £42 million Centre for Medicine will be the largest investment in medical teaching and applied research by a UK University in the last decade.
  • Centre for Medicine
  • Atrium
  • Leicester Medics Teaching Room
  • Small Meeting Room

State-of-the-art Technology

The new Centre will accommodate sophisticated technology allowing students to witness live events such as medical consultations and case discussions – bringing the reality of modern healthcare to the centre of their education. The main 320 seat lecture theatre will include an audio visual booth and the latest presentation equipment as well as full Wi-Fi capability. This will enable live streaming from Hospitals and GP practices, allowing radiological images to be transmitted directly into the new building, providing a vibrant and patient-focused environment in which students can learn about clinical events that take place on a day-to-day basis.

The largest building on campus

Centre For Medicine

The Centre for Medicine will be a six storey, multi-faceted facility covering over 12,000m2 located on the corner of Lancaster Road and University Road in Leicester. The facility will include a range of flexible teaching and research spaces to enhance learning and collaboration including Faraday labs, Operating Department Practice Rooms, a Café and Collaboration Zone and a large informal learning space in the Atrium, for students, researchers and academics.

Open to All

The Centre for Medicine will be a learning environment for all, as most of the building will be open to the public, where the whole community feels it has a place and has access to resources. It will successfully tackle the key health issues of the future by bringing together students, patients and members of the public who are dedicated to improving healthcare or simply want to learn more. We will also be encouraging school parties and other groups to visit the new Centre to find out about the latest findings from research, to promote careers in medicine and other healthcare professions to wider communities from different backgrounds.

Environmentally Friendly & Energy Efficient

The building has been designed for sustainability, seeking to achieve an EPC A rating. The Centre will be the largest Passivhaus building in the UK, meaning very little additional energy for heating and cooling will be used, with renewable technologies such as solar panels and combined heat and power (CHP) being integrated into the facility. A 1.6km network of pipes more than 2 metres below the building will heat or cool external air to 16oC, providing a comfortable temperature for building users at minimal financial and environmental cost.

There will also be a green wall to the north of the building, to increase the ecological contribution to the area, and two ‘brown roofs’ designed to reduce heat retention and promote bio-diversity. This ambitious programme will make the Centre for Medicine CO2 neutral and one of the most energy efficient buildings of its kind in the UK.

More information about the progress of the building can be found on the Estates Website

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How YOU can help

It's quick and easy to donate online.

Or you can donate by card over the phone:
+44 (0) 116 252 2354

Or you can send a cheque, payable to 'University of Leicester', to: The Centre for Medicine Appeal, Development and Alumni Relations Office,
University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH

Building the Centre

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Keep up to date with construction of our state-of-the-art, eco-friendly Centre for Medicine building on our Estates website.