Hull York Medical School building project wins industry award

4 November 2020

The £3.9 million project has transformed teaching facilities

A £3.9m refurbishment project, part of a wider £5.8 million investment in Hull York Medical School’s teaching facilities at the University of York, has been honoured with a Highly Commended award for Integration and Collaborative Working at this year’s Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) awards.

The project has facilitated the expansion of Hull York Medical School’s undergraduate provision by transforming teaching and learning facilities, including the creation of a new problem-based learning suite and collaborative learning space, as well as an expanded and re-equipped anatomy suite and dry laboratory.

The refurbishment provides medical students with an inspiring, state-of-the-art environment, where they can begin to develop the knowledge and skills they will need to deliver exceptional care as doctors.

Professor Una Macleod, Dean of Hull York Medical School, said: 'We are committed to delivering exceptional medical education and to supporting our students to realise their ambitions. This investment in our York estate is transforming the learning experience of our York campus-based students, ensuring that they have access to the very best facilities and support.'

Phil Davies, Regional Director at integrated project and programme management consultancy Faithful+Gould, commented: ‘We are delighted to have received a Highly Commended award for this project. Our team strove to design and implement early engagement strategies with the primary principal of leaving our badges at the door and working as one team. This has once again demonstrated that you can do much more and deliver bigger and better outcomes when teams integrate and have one goal only: to succeed and deliver. Congratulations to all involved.’

Hull York Medical School facilities at Hull and York offer a stimulating environment in which to learn, and both Universities are investing in facilities which are transforming their campuses. The University of York has, since 2000, invested an unprecedented £500 million in facilities across its 500 acres of landscaped campus. At the University of Hull, the £28 million health campus investment includes the award-winning Allam Medical Building, which was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in September 2017, alongside significant investment in accommodation and student facilities.