Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research

  • Work begins: Spring 2018
  • Work completed: May 2019
  • Cost: £3.1M
  • Contractors: Sewell

Brief: The Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research is a collaborative partnership between the University of Leeds, University of Bradford and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Centre, to be established beside Bradford Royal Infirmary, is due to open in 2019.

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Bringing together researchers from all three institutions, the Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research will host a centre for child health, including the ground-breaking ‘Born in Bradford’ and ‘Born in Bradford’s Better Start’ cohorts. It will also host the Centre for Ageing, one of the UK’s most successful research groups in applied health research for older people, and the National Institute for Health Research’s National Patient Safety Centre.

By combining the expertise of health researchers with clinicians who have daily contact with patients, the centre will ensure that its findings are put rapidly into practice – resulting in better health and social care for those who need it most.

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Works completed:

  • First floor decoration brought up to second coat
  • The ceiling fixers have installed the acoustic panels within the main offices
  • All back of house tiling is complete
  • The internal joiners have installed the kitchen units and commenced the high level cladding
  • The external cladding is progressing well
  • Sewell Ground-works are on programme with the final drainage, levels and ground finishes
  • Elite continue to battle their way through the final mechanical and electrical fixes

Upcoming activities:

  • The installation of the revolving door
  • Internal cladding works and final fix joinery to be completed
  • Commence the ground floor carpet tiles
  • Complete the atrium ceramic tiling
  • Commence the external FRT cladding to the South and West elevations
  • Tarmac finishes to all elevations including the casting of the west elevation ramp
  • Continue with the external timber cladding
  • Elite to begin their testing and commissioning phase of works

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