Contractor appointed on £14m research centre in Sheffield

Contractor appointed on £14m research centre in Sheffield
Courtesy of Sheffield Hallam University

BAM Construction has been appointed to build Sheffield Hallam University’s £14 million Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC).

Construction is slated for February 2018 and will form the epicentre of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.

Delivered by Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with Legacy Park, the AWRC is set to become the most advanced research and development centre for health and physical activity in the world.

The key facility is supported by UK Government, who has committed £14 million of funding to the project.

The primary aim of the AWRC is to create innovations that will ‘improve the health of the nation’, tackling key issues such as static levels of physical activity, rising obesity and mental health whilst also attracting new jobs and investment to the region.

It will feature indoor and outdoor facilities for 70 researchers to carry out world-leading research on health and physical activity in collaboration with the private sector.

It will form a key part of the City Region’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) – a 2,000 acre centre of excellence for innovation-led research and industrial collaboration.