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University advances project to create first class training facility for health professionals


The University of Plymouth (@PlymUni) is making significant progress on work to create an outstanding facility to support its Faculty of Health in delivering the next generation of health professionals.

In recent months, the University and its appointed contractors Kier have been carrying out enabling works on the 11-storey building overlooking Plymouth Railway Station, to be called Intercity Place.

This has included removing existing fixtures and fittings which will be replaced with the equipment required to train our future nurses, midwives, paramedics, physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals.

Refurbishment and reuse of the existing building will reduce the carbon impact and is highly sustainable. Revised plans for Intercity Place have this week been approved by Plymouth City Council, which allows for façade amendments that will support a sustainable heating, cooling and ventilation strategy.

The project is on schedule to be finished well in advance of the 2023/2024 academic year, meaning that new students arriving this September will be able to train in its facilities during their course of their studies.

The University is also continuing to work with Plymouth City Council, Network Rail and Great Western Railway as the building forms a key element of the wider regeneration planned for the Brunel Plaza area.

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