Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine – Topping out ceremony

Last week we marked a key milestone on the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine project, by hosting an event to celebrate the completion of a key phase in the refurbishment with a ceremonial laying of the building’s final brick by iiCON’s founding Director Janet Hemingway, and LSTM’s Director, David Lalloo.

L-R Sean Fenner, Regional Director, Kier – Professor David Lalloo, Director, LSTM – Professor Janet Hemingway, Director iiCON – Bob Adams, Director, Kier

Operated jointly by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and iiCON: Infection Innovation Consortium, the new centre, Pembroke House, builds on the Liverpool City Region’s world-leading capability in infectious disease research and innovation.

The building, located in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter is undergoing an extensive refurbishment and this involves the external façade being retained while internal works deliver an attractive, contemporary space with state-of-the-art facilities with immersive and experiential technologies at its core.

Once complete, the centre will provide a bespoke centre for world-class collaborative and interactive online learning, industry collaboration, and community engagement and training. The centre will accelerate the development of transformative technologies, and future-proof the region as a world-leading centre for infection innovation, research, and learning.

Professor David Lalloo said: “Pembroke House responds to a growing need for a step-change in training to equip health professionals to deal with the global health challenges of the future.

“The new centre will support impactful global partnerships with multiple stakeholders in teaching and research and enhance LSTM’s educational collaboration with overseas partners and students by linking learning on-campus in Liverpool into a world-class, globally connected digital learning environment.

“It’s exciting to be ‘topping out’ the building and laying the final brick and we look forward to officially launching the building as we celebrate LSTM’s 125th anniversary next year.”

Professor Janet Hemingway said: “It’s great to see such good progress being made on the refurbishment of Pembroke House and we’re delighted to be marking this key development milestone. 

“Once open, the centre will support and super-charge infection innovation by bringing together industry, academia, and our regional community in world-class facilities and providing industry partners with a dedicated space to enable high-quality training, networking, and partnering – supporting pioneering collaborative innovation.”

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