A new centre for world-class heart research

Posted by pt91 at Apr 01, 2011 03:35 PM |
The University of Leicester has just announced plans to build a £12.6 million Cardiovascular Research Centre at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital.
A new centre for world-class heart research

Credit: ADP Architects

Morgan Sindall are due to start construction this month with a groundbreaking ceremony at the hospital hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Robert Burgess, on 6 April.

The architects, Birmingham-based ADP, have released a couple of artist’s impressions of the building, which will extend the University’s existing clinical sciences wing at Glenfield Hospital.

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Credit: ADP Architects

With four storeys and 2,200sqm of floorspace packed with state-of-the art equipment, the Centre will provide the dedicated resources and facilities to continue and enhance our groundbreaking and life-saving cardiovascular research.

A development like this doesn’t come cheap and the University has launched an appeal to raise the remaining £4 million needed to complete the project. You can find out exactly what benefits this new Centre will bring on the Alumni and supporters website.

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Credit: ADP Architects

However, one item of decoration is already paid for – Diane Maclean’s sculpture Stranded Heart, generously donated to take pride of place in the Centre whilst also aptly symbolising the University’s CRC Appeal.