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Science building development on target

Science building Wednesday 30 September 2015

Construction of the new science building is forging ahead, with the £8.5 million development on target for completion in December 2015.

The external and internal walls are almost complete, and work has begun on the electrics, flooring and ceiling.

Project Manager Lee Mottram from GRAHAM Construction said: “The focus is now on the finishing touches, including laying the sprint track, and completing the internal fit out in the specialist laboratories. We have made good progress and remain on schedule to hand over the building in December.”

As well as a 25m sprint track with force meters and motion capture for biomechanical analysis, the science building will house a phlebotics lab for blood sampling, along with treadmills and BOD PODs for physiological analysis. There will also be a double height robotics suite and engineering lab to aid the building and testing of drones.

Nutrition labs with food analysis and testing facilities, two large Bioscience and Environmental Science labs and a suite of dedicated research labs for the study of Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Nutrition, Molecular Genetics, Tissue Culture and Bioinformatics will take up the first floor.

WIN - exclusive backstage tour 

Students from the Faculty of Science are invited to enter a competition to win backstage access to the new Science Building. 

Five winners will be taken on an exclusive sneak peak tour to learn more about the building's state of the art facilities, which will be unveiled in January. 

To enter, email goodnews@hope.ac.uk with your name and the subject: Science competition.

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