Building work nears completion at Lancashire's new health innovation building

The first phase of the new £41m Health Innovation Campus at Lancaster University is nearing completion – with a chance for businesses to move in to take advantage of the health focussed community.

By Tim Gavell
Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 6:45 am

Staff, students and businesses are set to move into the Health Innovation One building over the coming weeks.

The landmark building will be home to Lancaster University’s Medical School and Division of Health Research – but also offers space for external organisations to co-locate on site and work with the University on significant health challenges.

Dr Sherry Kothari, director of the Health Innovation Campus, said: “The Health Innovation Campus will provide a focal point, allowing researchers, healthcare professionals, businesses, local authorities and policy-makers, to come together to work on a systems approach to improving health outcomes in the region.

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Work is nearing completion on the Health Innovation Campus' first building at Lancaster University

“The new campus will create an innovation eco-system which maximises the value of co-design and co-production to develop sustainable and scaled-up health solutions through cross-sector, multi-disciplinary collaborations. It will be an exciting and inspirational space, with a focus on being innovative and disruptive.”

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, dean of the Faculty of Health and Medicine, said: “The Health Innovation Campus has been developed to create a dynamic, health-focused community at Lancaster University - where health research and medical skills development are at the forefront of the agenda.

“Health Innovation One will also be home to various organisations working in the health sector - including NHS agencies and private sector innovators developing new health and well-being products and services.”

As well as teaching, office space and hot-desking facilities, the building features various meeting rooms and event spaces – including a dedicated Innovation Lab and Business Lounge.

The first phase of the new 41m Health Innovation Campus at Lancaster University is nearing completion.
Inside the Health Innovation campus