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Henry Brothers Midlands appointed to build £15m ‘mock hospital’ facility for Nottingham Trent University

Date: 01/10/2020

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We’re pleased to announce that Henry Brothers Midlands have been appointed to build a new £15m ‘mock hospital’ facility at Nottingham Trent University to help train healthcare professionals of the future.

The project was procured through our Major Works Framework with Henry Brothers selected as the contractor of choice by NTU after a Direct Award.


Nottingham Trent University's new Clinical Skills Centre


A collaborative partnership

This represents Henry Brothers Midlands’ second appointment at NTU through our Major Works contract, following their appointment last year to build a new Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) at the university's Clifton Campus.


Readying the next generation of healthcare professionals

The 34,000 sq ft building, also located at NTU’s Clifton Campus, will serve as the base for the university’s Institute of Health & Allied Professions, which offers a range of specialist courses such as Adult and Mental Health Nursing, Paramedic Science and Public Health.

One entire floor will be dedicated to simulated healthcare environments including hospital wards, consultation and counselling rooms, and even a flat for home and emergency care scenarios. The settings will also feature lifelike patient manikins to give students the experience of working with men, women and children with a variety of injuries.

Two additional floors will provide office and flexible teaching spaces, including removable seating in lecture theatres to allow for creative learning approaches such as role play.

The centre will allow NTU to equip future healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed for modern healthcare.



A word from Henry Brothers Midlands

Ian Taylor, managing director of Henry Brothers Midlands, said: “We are proud to have been selected to build this facility which will have such an important role to play in training future generations of healthcare professionals.

“Henry Brothers Midlands has successfully partnered with Nottingham Trent University on a number of projects in recent years, helping to create first-class facilities for a range of disciplines, including a new £23m engineering building and the £9m Enterprise Innovation Centre, which is currently being built, and we are delighted to have been appointed on this latest state-of-the-art scheme.” 



A word from Nottingham Trent University 

Dr Anne Felton, head of the Institute of Health & Allied Professions, said: “The facilities in this cutting-edge new building will enable us to recreate a ward setting, or a persons’ home environment, so students can practice and apply the skills they are learning in a safe way and in a realistic context, as well as creating scenarios for students that may be rare in a real world situation.”

Executive Dean of the School of Social Sciences at NTU, Professor Sara Owen, added: “Simulations and virtual reality are providing huge opportunities in healthcare education and we are proud of the technological advances and facilities on offer in this building. They will enable us to make these creative and innovative approaches an integral part of our education and give our students the best possible experience.”


Jonathan Parker, national framework manager at Pagabo, said: “We’re delighted to see that NTU has chosen once again to utilise our Major Works Framework to successfully procure and appoint Henry Brothers Midlands.

“The new facility is set to have a huge benefit on the next generation of healthcare professionals and continue to transform NTU’s ever-changing campuses, which is something we’re extremely proud to play our part in.

“Henry Brothers are a key delivery partner of ours and operate across multiple regions on both our Major and Medium Works Frameworks, so it’s a real pleasure to be continuing to build on our excellent working relationship with them.”


An exciting project on the horizon

The delivery team includes external project managers, Edge, together with architects, Pick Everard, and Turner & Townsend, Atkins and Waterman Group.

Work is expected to get under way on site this month with completion due by January 2022.

We’re proud to be part of the team behind this fantastic project and are excited to see the impact it will have on healthcare students once complete.


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