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Recognition for innovative science building


The University of Wolverhampton’s new £22 million Rosalind Franklin Science Centre has received recognition from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. 

Rosalind Franklin Building

The building provides a state of the art environment, with hi-tech teaching laboratories. It houses a high-tech lecture- capture camera system which enables the activities from within the laboratory to be streamed in real time.

The Centre received the highly commended certificate in the Design through Innovation category at the recent West Midlands RICS Awards, presented by Phil Spencer.

Paul Hampton, Principal Lecturer in Built Environment at the University and Chairman of the RICS West Midlands Board, said: “I was delighted that one of our home projects from the University of Wolverhampton received this accolade.”

Students using the new build are benefiting from latest technology and a flexible approach to learning.

‌The contemporary look building features lab facilities for around 2,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students and is home to around 150 staff. It also includes an area from Stafford Street through which the public can view the inside of the building and see experiments and teaching in action.


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