Coventry University's Alison Gingell Building extends the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences’ state of the art facilities for continuing education and professional development.
Located in Coventry’s city centre, the five storey building aims to inspire the next generation of Health and Life Science leaders through its dynamic exploration and simulation learning environment. The facilities encompass the entire ‘patient pathway’ – from emergency response through to rehabilitation in the community, which will ensure students are employment-ready on graduation.
Facilities include 1,170m² of interactive teaching labs and simulation areas with a full size ambulance, electronic bed head units, a 60m running track with analysis movement equipment and two community houses. The building has an atrium with collaborative working spaces, a café and an energy centre which will supply energy to a further four buildings on the University campus.
“This is one of the first university super labs in the country and we were delighted to be part of the project team who delivered it. The building has a number of functions to fulfil so our priority was to understand the University’s requirements and then develop a robust budget to suit, with a number of options interrogated pre-contract. Active cost planning throughout ensured we procured the works and settled the final account within budget.”
G&T Cost Manager
G&T was involved in the scheme from inception and provided Cost Consultancy services throughout alongside the design team including architects Broadway Malyan, lead contractor BAM, project managers AECOM and Buro Happold who provided engineering and sustainability/BREEAM services.