Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD officially opened the flagship new home for biomedical teaching and research at NUI Galway on Monday 2nd July.
The Human Biology Building is a new 8,200 sq.m, 5-storey state-of-the-art building located in the heart of NUI Galway’s south campus close to University Hospital Galway. The building and its facilities will significantly extend the capacity for biomedical and research at NUI Galway.
Home to the long-established disciplines of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology & Therapeutics in a new co-located facility, the building has been designed as a joint teaching and research facility with accommodation including undergraduate teaching laboratories; specialist research laboratories; offices; open plan wrote up spaces; meeting rooms; seminar rooms and lecture theatres.
It will enable the University to better deliver core pre-clinical curricula to Medical Health Science, Science, Biomedical Science and Engineering students; provide a purpose designed venue for discipline-specific training at undergraduate and postgraduate level and enhance learning and teaching within a research-led environment.
The building has been developed on the site of the former National Diagnostics Laboratory building. It was designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects, in conjunction with international design firm, Building Design Partnership, while BAM Building Ltd. were the contractor.