£2.8 million extension to Warwick Medical School

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Warwick has been given the lowdown on a major £2.8 million extension to Warwick Medical School.

Professor Stuart Croft was given a tour of the extension of the Mechanochemical Cell Biology Building (MCBB), which was built by Coventry-based company Deeley Construction.

Work started on site around a year ago and the project was delivered on-time and on-budget in March.

The purpose of the additional space is to provide a new high-quality laboratory in line with the Biomedical Cell Biology Division’s need to accommodate more researchers into the building.

The new building has been designed to withstand particular environments such as heating and cooling in order to carry out research into diseases such as cancer.

Professor Croft said: “The new building is an example of the University’s and Warwick Medical School’s commitment to world-class research, training and innovation. MCBB is a first class facility which provides a home for researchers who are investigating solutions to significant global health challenges.”

He was joined on the tour by Pro-Dean (Research) Prof. Mohan Balasubramanian; Dean of Warwick Medical School Prof. Sudhesh Kumar; Prof. Jonathan Millar, Head of Division; and Deeley Construction managing director Martin Gallagher.

Martin said: “We have a great working partnership with the University of Warwick and we are delighted with the finished extension.

“The team had to work in a live environment with the existing MCBB building in full use throughout the project.

“That presented its own challenges but we made sure that we kept any disruption to an absolute minimum.

“We have worked on a really varied selection of projects and they are a very small part of the construction underway on campus, but as a local firm it is great to play a part in the development of the University.”

Pictured (left to right): Pro-Dean (Research) Prof. Mohan Balasubramanian; Dean of Warwick Medical School Prof. Sudhesh Kumar; Vice-Chancellor Prof. Stuart Croft; Deeley Construction managing director Martin Gallagher; Prof. Jonathan Millar, Head of Division