BAM Construction are due to start work on the building, which will bring together the Faculty of Health and Life Science’s teaching and research facilities into a ‘superlab’, in February.
The five-storey, 120,000 sq ft building on Much Park Street in Coventry’s city centre is due for completion in 2017.
The modern multi-disciplinary building will house world-class teaching and simulation facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories.
A mock operating theatre, fully-equipped ambulance and a community house to test the latest assistive living technologies will be among the health simulation features.
A purpose-built laboratory for teaching and research in biological and analytic sciences will sit alongside a strength and conditioning room. A running track, sports therapy clinic and facilities for food and environmental sciences will also be part of the complex.
Professor Guy Daly, Executive Dean of Coventry University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, said:”We are delighted to announce that the contract to build the new Science and Health Building has been awarded to BAM.
“The new building is a significant development in our future as a leading modern university, providing world-class teaching, research and simulation facilities for our health and life science students.”