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Architect sought for £17m Stoke medical research centre

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Keele University is recruiting an architect for its new Medical Research Development Centre in Stoke-on-Trent

Planned to complete in 2021, the satellite facility for clinical trials will be constructed at the University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM).

The 3,700m2 structure will allow Keele University and UHNM researchers to collaborate on new products, services, diagnostics and therapies.

It will include offices, meeting rooms, laboratories, clean rooms, a clinical trials unit and a patient research suite.

According to the contract notice: ‘Keele University is seeking to appoint a suitable architectural practice to work on all aspects of briefing, design, development, construction and handover (RIBA Stages 1 - 7 inclusive) of a BREEAM excellent integrated research facility.

‘These services will, subject to approval, be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund Programme, as part of the England 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme.’

Keele’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing and Midwifery is already based at UHNM’s Royal Stoke University Hospital campus.

Last month, Keele started searching for an architect for a new £9.7m enterprise hub. Founded in 1949, the 250 hectare university – run by environmentalist writer Jonathan Porritt – recently started the second stage of expansion of its science park where the new institute will be constructed.

Up to five teams will be shortlisted for the £400,000 design contract. The deadline for applications is 12noon on 4 July.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Linda Sutton
Keele University

Telephone: +44 1782734124
Email: l.sutton@keele.ac.uk

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