The site will be the first undergraduate school of medicine in the county
Willmott Dixon has won a £20m contract to build the new Anglia Ruskin School of Medicine for Anglia Ruskin University.
The firm is working with Rivington Street Studio architects and will complete the school by September 2018. It will provide approximately 3,100m² of space over three storeys.
The site will be the first undergraduate school of medicine in Essex and will feature specialist teaching space, lecture theatre, and an anatomy suite.
Professor Iain Martin, vice chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, said: “This is a very significant step towards us helping address the urgent need for more doctors and healthcare professionals in the UK, and specifically in Essex.
“We have worked closely with a broad range of partners across the region in planning for the School of Medicine and, whilst there is still much to do, we are now one step closer to our goal.”
Chris Tredget, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the northern Home Counties, said: “Our experience in the sector will allow us to create a pioneering medical learning facility that will provide training to a new generation of medical staff who can work in healthcare across the county.”