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University of Lincoln

Planning approved for University of Lincoln 21m medical school building

PLANS for a new, £21 million medical school building at the University of Lincoln (UoL) have been approved, providing a significant, new opportunity for medical students to study in state-of-the art-facilities in the UK.

Perfect Circle – a consortium comprising of Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM – is delivering project management, cost management, BREEAM consultancy services and design services for the scheme at UoL, located at the Brayford Pool Campus, Lincoln. The provision of these services have been enabled by the Scape National Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework.

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The new, five-storey building is due to complete in Spring 2021 and will comprise: lecture theatres; laboratories; clinical and prosection anatomy suites, equipped with cutting-edge diagnostic tools; and a science library. Mock consultation rooms in the clinical suite will allow students to experience real life situations encountered by those in the medical profession, using the latest technology.

Victoria Brambini, managing director of Perfect Circle, said: “This new facility marks a significant step-change in the provision of state-of-the-art training for the next generation of medical professionals. As well as inspiring future medical professionals, this exciting development will support the government’s efforts to address the NHS’ skills shortage. The medical school will play an important role in driving the local economy and will transform the campus.”

With aspirations to reach carbon neutrality, the building has been designed to meet BREEAM Excellent standards, with features including a living wall and photovoltaic panels.

Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, said: “Our BECS framework has been designed to accelerate and optimise the provision of consultancy services for exciting schemes such as this and I am delighted to see UoL engaging with Perfect Circle on this important project.”

“Our health service is arguably our nation’s greatest achievement and this modern medical training facility will help create the additional skills to ensure that our NHS remains fighting fit for the future.”

In March 2018, UoL and the University of Nottingham announced an exciting collaboration to provide a medical education for students across Lincolnshire, providing more opportunities and a high-class education. Through this innovative partnership, students will study for a University of Nottingham Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) medical degree at the UoL site, which is set to open its doors to its first intake of 95 students in September 2019.

For more information on Perfect Circle, please visit www.perfectcircle.co.uk.

About Perfect Circle

Perfect Circle is a property, construction and infrastructure consultancy, delivering real value with full procurement compliance, for clients commissioning any aspect of their built environment projects.

With our extensive breadth of experts, we will lead a team of specialist consultant and allianced contractors.

Perfect Circle is the trading name of Perfect Circle JV Ltd, whose shareholders are Gleeds, Aecom and Pick Everard. Perfect Circle was awarded the Scape Built Environment Consultancy Services framework (BECS).

About Scape Group

Scape Group is a public-sector organisation, dedicated to creating ongoing efficiency and social value via the built environment. Scape and its subsidiaries offer fully managed frameworks, property services, innovative design solutions, community investment opportunities and joint ventures.

By bringing together the strongest teams from the public and private sectors, Scape’s rapidly deployed, highly measurable and collaborative approach delivers value for money and quality buildings whilst stimulating local economic growth and community enrichment. Scape operates with a buying capacity of around £13bn and has helped to deliver over 2,400 public sector projects with more than 1,700 currently in progress. In 2017, Scape Group was named the ‘Best Client to Work With’ across the public and private sector, at the annual Construction Enquirer Awards.

For more information visit: www.scapegroup.co.uk

About Pick Everard

Pick Everard is a leading independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy renowned for cutting edge sustainable design, delivered through cost effective and efficient project management. Established in 1866, Pick Everard has an award-winning project portfolio covering major retail development, city centre and urban regeneration, commercial and leisure projects. Pick Everard, which has an integrated in-house team of 450 architects, engineers, surveyors and project managers, is also part of Perfect Circle – a consortium comprising Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM established to deliver the Scape Built Environment Consultancy Services framework. Pick Everard has offices in the UK in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Bury St Edmunds, Cardiff, Inverness and Bristol. For more information visit www.pickeverard.co.uk

About Gleeds

Gleeds (www.gleeds.com) is an international property and construction consultancy with over 130 years’ experience in the property and construction industry. With 1800 dedicated staff across six continents and 71 offices, Gleeds prides itself on being a global business that is structured to act and think locally.

Working with clients in almost every sector, Gleeds services the entire project lifecycle and categorises its offering into the following core areas: programme and project management, commercial and contract management, property and asset management and advisory.

About AECOM 

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate critical infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of approximately $20.2 billion during fiscal year 2018. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

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