The Norwich Medical Research Building is the first ever University backed facility to be based on the NNUH site and represents a very significant commitment from the UEA to support clinical research.
The building, already in progress (see the drawing below just before Christmas 2013) and is due to be completed by Sept 2014. It will house research facilities for prostate cancer, nutrition and microbiology as well as the Norwich Bone and Joint Centre (though the latter is the “Jewel in the Crown”!). It will include laboratory space for basic research, a bio repository (the largest in the UK) for tissues including bone, muscle and joint, a lecture theatre, seminar rooms and clinical teaching beds.
The cost of the building is £19 million – £10 million from UEA, £6 million from NNUH and £3 million from “philanthropy” of which £1 million is to be raised to support the Bone and Joint Centre; £100,000 has already been donated by the trustees of Action Arthritis.
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