The new Health Science building for Liverpool Hope University provides state-of-the-art specialist learning environments to support the Sport and Health Science curriculum. Designed over two floors, the 5,000 square meter facility provides a high quality addition to the Hope Park campus.
The facility brings together specialist laboratory spaces dedicated to nutrition, genomics, cell biology and psychology, together with laboratories and space for sport and exercise science.
The building features a number of specialist laboratory spaces including a robotics lab for the building and testing of drones
At ground floor a 25m sprint track with force meters and motion capture for bio-mechanical analysis, a phlebotics lab for blood sampling, and treadlines and Bodpods for physiological analysis. There is a robotics lab for the building and testing of drones. Psychology labs include motor control capture and vision and colour labs as well as cognitive and neuro-behaviour suites. Nutrition labs with food analysis and testing facilities are on the first floor, together with two large bioscience and environmental science labs, and a suite of dedicated research labs.
We were appointed by the University from RIBA Stage 3; however carried out extensive end user engagement to completely reorder the internal layout, whilst retaining the external appearance of the building.
Working closely with the University and design team the building was traditionally procured. The building was officially opened in January 2016.