Construction of a “world-class” Health Innovation Hub in Glasgow has begun and the facility is due for completion in summer 2025.
The hub is a flagship investment within the University of Glasgow’s Riverside Innovation District in Govan and will be delivered in partnership with Kadans Science Partner and supported by Scottish Enterprise.
It is hoped the hub will attract businesses into the area and deliver local benefits to the community through job creation.
Laboratory and office space for life science and health businesses will be available, with research links to the university and to the city’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
The hub will also host the university’s Living Laboratory for Precision Medicine, where it is hoped world-leading work will help address some of the biggest healthcare challenges faced nationally and internationally.
Professor Iain McInnes, university vice-principal and head of its College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, said: “The university and Kadans Health Innovation Hub will be the cornerstone of our UK Research and Innovation Strength in Places-funded Living Laboratory for Precision Medicine.
“The world-class facilities created here will be key to the supportive and dynamic ecosystem that brings together academics, industry partners and the NHS to achieve this goal.
“The Health Innovation Hub will be a catalyst for collaboration and innovation to better tackle global healthcare challenges, bringing real-world benefits to patients and the NHS.”
Uzma Khan, vice-principal of economic development and innovation at the University of Glasgow, said: “We are proud to be partnering with Kadans Science Partner and supported by Scottish Enterprise to deliver the Health Innovation Hub in Govan.
“This is a hugely exciting project which speaks to our ambitions to expand the life sciences cluster in Govan, and our mission as a civic university.
“As a flagship project for the Glasgow Riverside Innovation District, we will commit to working closely with the community and with key stakeholders such as Clyde College, to ensure benefits are meaningful and delivered locally, and to capitalise on the opportunities for new employment and growth for Govan and across Glasgow.”
James Dawson, development manager at Kadans Science Partner, said: “We are delighted to be beginning construction on our new Health Innovation Hub. Along with our existing facilities at West of Scotland Science Park, this project cements Glasgow, and in particular the communities of Govan and Linthouse, as key pillars in our UK growth strategy.”
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