Sewell Construction has been appointed to build a new research and healthcare facility in a 10 month scheme.
The Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research, to be established on the site of Bradford Royal Infirmary, brings together researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Bradford with clinicians from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It has been made possible thanks to a £1m award from national charity the Wolfson Foundation.
The Wolfson Foundation is a charity awarding grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science, medicine, the Arts and humanities, education and health and disability.
Health researchers, as well as clinicians who work daily with patients from the area, will be based at the centre. It will allow the research to be put into practice by clinical staff on site to help provide better health and social care for people across Yorkshire.
Once complete in 2019, the centre will also be the home to charities and organisations including Born in Bradford, one of the largest research studies in the world, who look for what influences the health and wellbeing of families in the community and Better Start Bradford, a partnership programme working with families to help give children the best possible start in life.