Dental Hospital construction June update

The construction of Birmingham's new Dental Hospital continues to make progress since my previous update in May,  The scale of the new four storey building and it's two wings is clearly visible from the nearby A38 Bristol Road.  

The public will access all dental services in one wing of the building, with a second providing world-class research facilities and a modern learning environment for more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees.

Galliford Try, the construction firm building the new hospital, has signed a deal to create the equivalent of 26 full time jobs for new entrants with jobs and apprenticeships for local youngsters,  

The project has already created over 700 working weeks for previously unemployed individuals and looks well set to even outstrip the agreed target set by the charter - 1260 for the course of the 20-month construction period.

Photos of the site and construction are shown below.

Meanwhile Birmingham's health and life sciences credentials have been further boosted by Aston University who announced plans to create Birmingham's second medical school, a £60 million facility to train new doctors to help cut the city's infant mortality rate,  Aston Medical School (AMS) as it will be known is due to open in Autumn 2017 and will be housed in the Nelson Building, currently home of Aston Business School.  The school joins the University of Birmingham's medical school established in 1825 and will open as Aston celebrates it's milestone of it's 50th year as a university in 2016. 


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