Work has started on the £4m re-purposing, reconfiguration and refurbishment of the existing LINC building on Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus to create a new Simulation and Skills Education Centre.

The investment will provide the most current and innovative technology facilities for the University’s health, social care and medicine provision.  Developments including assisted living technologies will mirror practices currently in use by local employers and private, independent and voluntary organisations.  As a resource for the University and the region, the Centre will support lifelong learning opportunities for undergraduate and practising medical staff, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and the entire health and social care team.  The provision of high quality social learning space will create a hub for campus multi-disciplinary, biomedical and behavioural research and support the delivery of simulation based education on site and via technology enhanced learning.

The innovative facilities in the Centre will support the development of the Edge Hill University Medical School, one of only three new free-standing medical schools in the country and the only one in the North West.  The expansion opens the door for many more students to gain high-quality medical education and training.

The project will be delivered in a challenging timescale of 16 weeks, which builds on the University’s track record of delivering high quality buildings in exceptionally challenging programmes, whilst achieving excellent value for money.

Red Tree Building Contractors have been appointed as Principal Contractor. The professional team includes Identity Consult (Project Manager), Rider, Levett and Bucknall (Quantity Surveyor) Gilling Dod (Architect), Alan Johnston Partnership (Structural Engineer) and Sigma RJ (Mechanical and Electrical Engineers).

A video of Edge Hill University’s plans can be viewed here: