£45m science investment at Keele
Keele University has invested £45m in the creation of new state-of-the-art science facilities on its campus, including new laboratories and teaching spaces, as part of the biggest single investment in learning and teaching in the University’s history.
The David Attenborough Laboratories have significantly expanded the School of Life Sciences’ teaching and research areas, and provide two additional state-of-the-art teaching laboratories with space for 120 students between them. A grant from the Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) of £3.75 million helped to part-fund the project, which will enable Keele to meet the growing demand to study life sciences subjects.
The redevelopment is just one part of a total £45 million investment that Keele is making to create new state-of-the-art science facilities on its campus over the next two years, including an additional brand new physical sciences building with laboratories and teaching spaces, as part of the biggest single investment in learning and teaching in the University’s history.
The David Attenborough Laboratories also boasts two additional research laboratories and offices to support the increased recruitment of staff and postgraduate research students, enabling high quality research to be central to the School of Life Sciences. The research laboratories will make a significant contribution to the Global Health Initiative at Keele, and will be home to researchers working on neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease, spinal injury, oncology, viral infections and carbohydrate biochemistry.
It was a privilege to welcome Sir David Attenborough to campus to officially open our new laboratories and present a talk on the topic of sustainability.
The fantastic new Huxley laboratories feature two teaching laboratories, capable of hosting 120 students and two additional state-of-the-art research laboratories and offices.