The University of Leicester's new research and teaching institution to launch for the Medical School's 40th Anniversary in 2015
The University of Leicester's ground-breaking new £42m Centre for Medicine will become the hub for leading medical academics at the University, bringing together cutting-edge medical research and education for the first time under one roof.
Construction of the Centre will begin later this year and will be completed in 2015 - the same year the Medical School celebrates its 40th anniversary.
The ground-breaking ceremony will be taking place on Wednesday 18 December where senior members of the University, representatives of Willmott Dixon and two local patients will be present.
The new Centre for Medicine will provide a unique opportunity for the University 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.
Professor David Wynford-Thomas, Dean of the School of Medicine and Head of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology at the University of Leicester said: "This new Centre will give Leicester medical students probably the most advanced environment and facilities in which to study medicine in the UK.
"It will also act as a hub for the University's research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of some of today's major health problems, as well as housing much-needed research aimed at finding new ways to improve quality and safety in the NHS. As such, it represents a shining example of the University of Leicester's ongoing commitment to "research-led teaching."