Work to transform Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) Tithebarn Building is expected to begin next month.
Enabling works are already underway at the Tithebarn Street site in Liverpool city centre, which is home to the School of Nursing and Allied Health (NAH) and Avril Robarts Library.
Willmott Dixon Construction has been appointed to deliver the key project, which forms part of LJMU’s wider estate masterplan.
The Tithebarn Building will be extended and refurbished, with the library undergoing a complete refurbishment.
State-of-the-art specialist practice simulation suites, refurbished teaching rooms and staff accommodation, and modern study and social spaces in Avril Robarts Library are all set to be delivered within the transformation.
The Tithebarn NAH project is scheduled for overall completion in March 2021, although the new extension will be completed or the start of the new academic year in September 2020.
Meanwhile the overhaul of the library will be carried out in three phases, with overall completion due in late 2020.
Professor Raphaela Kane, LJMU’s interim executive dean, says: “I’m delighted that we are making real progress in delivering these fantastic new facilities for our students.
“This project will provide an outstanding, state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research environment with contemporary practice simulation suites and will enhance the preparation of our Nursing and Allied Health students for their future careers.”
Other projects within LJMU’s estates masterplan include a new Student Life Building and Sport Building on Copperas Hill, a new Pavilion at Aldham Robarts Library and a new School of Education building on Maryland Street.