18 July 2018

Further opportunity to hear about new development on Campus

Date:  25 July 2018, 8am to 7pm.

Venue : An Lochran, 10 Inverness Campus

 

Members of the public are being invited to visit an exhibition about the latest development at Inverness Campus.

 

Project staff will be on hand to answer questions from the public about this major new development.

The proposals are to create an innovative healthcare and life sciences multidisciplinary centre serving the whole of the Highlands and Islands region. It is a joint project between NHS Highland, the University of the Highlands and Islands and Highlands Islands Enterprise (HIE), and is forecast to create around 189 new jobs.

The exhibition will be held in An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus and will be open from 8am to 7pm.  

The ‘Centre for Health Science 2’ will be housed within a building of more than 8,000m2 on Inverness Campus. Occupying the largest proportion of this will be a £34m elective care centre for the north of Scotland, led by NHS Highland. Due to open in 2021, this will have 28 inpatient beds, four operating theatres and day case and outpatient facilities.

The University of the Highlands and Islands, which has been allocated £9m from the UK Government through the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal, will develop a Life Sciences Innovation Centre.

The new building will also feature a life science business incubator. This will be created by HIE to support commercial engagement across the partnership.  This facility will be used to attract innovative new life sciences businesses to the region. It will provide office and laboratory spaces for start-up and inward investment firms engaged in creating new products and services for the healthcare sector.

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The three parts of the building will intersect around open innovation space where partners and companies can interact within a vibrant workspace.  

Ruaraidh Macneil, HIE’s Inverness Campus director, said:

“This is a major development for Inverness and for the Highlands and Islands, delivering on a number of fronts. It will improve the health outcomes and patient experience across the region, while supporting the ongoing growth of UHI.  At the same time, it will also create new commercial opportunities and high value career options, thereby helping to attract and retain new talent for the region.

“We are delighted to be able to share the plans with members of the public, and would encourage anyone with an interest in the latest plans for Inverness Campus to come along.”