Contractor Henry Brothers has completed a new Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) for Nottingham Trent University.
The two-storey building at the university’s Clifton Campus is part of a new dual-site facility in Nottingham which will produce the next generation of medical devices and technologies.
Nottingham Trent University’s £23 million Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) will bring organisations and clinicians together with university researchers to develop their ideas and get them to market as quickly as possible.
The site on the Clifton Campus developed by Henry Brothers will focus on research and development, linking academics with industry to provide a multidisciplinary approach to medical technology development. A second facility, at the Boots site on the Nottingham Enterprise Zone, will be dedicated to the development, clinical production and commercialisation of new medical technologies.
Ian Taylor, MD of contractor Henry Brothers Midlands, said: “This contract, awarded under the Pagabo Framework, has been an exciting project to work on for the Henry Brothers team and we are very pleased to have successfully partnered once again with Nottingham Trent University to build another first-class facility at the university’s Clifton Campus.
“This is the latest in a number of projects that we have delivered for universities in the Midlands and we are proud to have played a part in such an important scheme.”
The team on the Clifton Campus development working alongside Henry Brothers included project manager Edge, architect Maber, quantity surveyor Gleeds, structural and civil engineer Curtins, and Couch, Perry, Wilkes for M&E services.
MTIF is expected to become a major specialist innovation asset within the Midlands Engine, supporting industry and enhancing the regional economy in the areas of life sciences and healthcare.
The project was supported by £9.7m from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, through its Local Growth Fund allocation.
Nottingham Trent University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Peck, said: “This development is a major part of the investment that NTU is making in ensuring the future sustainability and growth of the economy of the City, County and Region.”
MTIF Managing Director, Mike Hannay, said: “This is hugely exciting development for Nottingham and the wider region. MTIF will bring companies, clinicians and university researchers together to take their ideas from bench to bedside, accelerating the speed of innovation to improve patient care.”
Sajeeda Rose, Chief Executive of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “D2N2 is proud to have invested over £9.7m from the Local Growth Fund into the dual-site Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) on NTU’s Clifton Campus and the Boots site, which is part of the Nottingham Enterprise Zone.
“Life sciences and healthcare is a key sector for the D2N2 LEP, not only helping patients get better treatment but also playing a dynamic role in driving forward the economic growth of the region.”
Henry Brothers Midlands, based at Priory Court, Derby Road, Beeston, is part of The Henry Group, which comprises a number of manufacturing and construction sector companies, ranging from external construction through to interiors fit-out. In partnership with clients, it has a proven track record in education, defence, accommodation, commercial, industrial, transport and healthcare sectors.
The company has delivered a number of university and education sector developments in the East Midlands in recent years, in Nottingham, Loughborough and Derbyshire.