£50m NanoHealth and life science research centre unveiled


Construction work completed on new facility at Swansea University

The Leadbitter Group has completed construction of the £29m second phase of the Institute of Life Science and the £22m Centre for NanoHealth at Swansea University.

The seven-storey, 6,000sq m building is now home to a new clinical research facility; a clinical imaging suite offering CT and MRI; the Centre for Health Informatics, Research and Evaluation; and the Centre for NanoHealth. It also provides a range of fully-operational business incubation units, playing a key role in the development of new products and services for the healthcare industry and tripling the space available at the university to grow related businesses.

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The building, designed by Powell Dobson Architects, has been given a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating, with technologies including rainwater recycling and a sophisticated building management system that monitors and controls lighting, heating and ventilation throughout the facility.