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University proposes £100 million state-of-the-art life sciences laboratory

Published: Sunday, 30 October 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The University of Sussex has applied for planning permission for a new state-of-the-art life sciences building which will create around 600 new jobs.

It is hoped that the introduction of the new building will pave the way for life-changing scientific discoveries, and will act as a breeding ground for new inventive companies.

Planning permission for the development, which university bosses hope will transform scientists’ research and build on the positive reputation of its life sciences school – is now being sought.

The life sciences school has already seen two Nobel Prize-winning scientists pass through, including Sir Harry Kroto and Sir John Cornforth.

Over the years the school has built a strong reputation for research into conditions such as neurodegeneration and cancer, whilst also being a driving force in areas such as drug discovery, neuroscience, conservation and ecology.

Bring students and staff together

It is hoped that the new development will bring students and staff from a wide range of subjects together in order to work in collaborative spaces, which will be able to house up to 80 research groups.

The new centre will also provide facilities for start-ups, emerging bio-science enterprises from research and NHS institutes, and will help develop research from the university for new companies.

Professor Laurence Pearl, head of the school of life sciences, said: “Our new state-of-the-art building will ensure that we can continue to produce innovative, world-leading research for decades.”

The building, which will span five floors, has been designed by Hawkins Brown Architects, who are behind the development of the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Margate and three stations as part of the £15 billion Crossrail project.

The whole project is part of the university’s campus masterplan, which was granted approval in 2015, which includes the development of other teaching facilities and student accommodation.

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