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B&K bags £10m Keele Uni innovation centre


B&K bags £10m Keele Uni innovation centre

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Keele University has signed a £10m design and build contract with Bowmer & Kirkland for its seventh Innovation Centre building.

The IC7 project will provide 2,700 sq m of BREEAM excellent innovation space, featuring a data visualisation suite, office space and hi-tech meeting and collaboration space.

It aims to support a significant uptake in the use of advanced data analytics by SMEs based in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, leveraging the distinctive expertise in this area at Keele.

Keele University hopes IC7 will help accelerate the development of more sophisticated approaches to health diagnostics, prognostics and treatment.

The project, which has received funding from the government’s “Getting Building Fund”, is the latest building within the Keele Growth Corridor University Enterprise Zone.

This currently houses six existing innovation centres with over 600 employees across 50 diverse and thriving businesses.

Written by Aaron Morby - Construction Enquirer