The new science building at Liverpool Hope University was opened by the University Chancellor Lord Guthrie, who cut the ribbon as guests and students were invited to learn more about the new facilities.
The new building cost £8.5 million and features dedicated equipment and laboratory spaces for the Faculty of Science, including subjects nutrition, genomics, cell biology and psychology. State-of-the-art equipment includes a 25m sprint track which includes force metres and motion capture equipment, a phlebotomy lab for blood sampling, sports equipment for physiological analysis and a robotics suite.
Speaking to THIS Radio, the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Nagar said:
“This building will now help our scientists, particularly the wet scientists those who do wet lab experiments to produce some world leading, world quality research outcomes. […] This is definitely a big step, a big leap, an ocean change, it’s exciting times”
Daniel Leung was at the opening event, and spoke to students and staff who were displaying some of the new rooms and new equipment, about the new building and how it will benefit their studies.