George Davies Centre

External 350.jpgFrom September 2016, medical students at Leicester study in our brand new, state-of-the-art George Davies Centre (formerly the Centre for Medicine). The centre represents a unique opportunity to bring together world-leading medical research and medical education under one roof and to produce doctors who are able to deliver high quality care in an effective and compassionate manner in a rapidly changing environment.

At £42 million, the centre is the largest investment in medical teaching and applied research by any UK university in the last decade. It has been designed to help to meet the demand for more capable and caring doctors and also to house applied research that will be at the forefront of improved patient safety and the fight against chronic disease.

The building houses staff and students from our Medical School, Department of Health Sciences and School of Psychology.

State-of-the-art building

Designed to minimise environmental impact while providing a pleasant space in which to teach, learn and work, the George Davies Centre is the largest non-residential building in the UK to meet the exacting ‘Passivhaus’ standard.

State-of-the-art teaching

Leicester Medical School has revised its undergraduate curriculum to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the new George Davies Centre, stressing real-world experience and scientific understanding.

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Constructing the Centre

You can find out more about how the building was designed and constructed on the website of our Estates Division.

George Davies Centre Appeal

Find out how the money to build the Centre was raised and how you can still help.

Contact Details

College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road