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Kadans Science Partner to Build World Class Health Innovation Hub in Glasgow

17 November 2023

Kadans Science Partner to Build World Class Health Innovation Hub in Glasgow

17 November 2023

Kadans Science Partner and the University of Glasgow, supported by Scottish Enterprise, have announced the construction of a new Health Innovation Hub in Govan, setting the stage for a thriving life sciences cluster in the area. Ryden is providing Project Management and Planning services on this exciting and innovative project for the city.

Work on the new Health Innovation Hub has just commenced, and is expected to be completed in Autumn 2025. The Hub will attract new innovative businesses into the area, and deliver local benefits to the community through job creation.

The Hub is a flagship investment within the University’s Glasgow Riverside Innovation District (GRID). It will be home to commercial businesses as well as the University of Glasgow-led Living Laboratory for Precision Medicine – an internationally leading programme supported by UKRI Strength in Places Funding, which is focused on translating cutting edge research and healthcare innovation into a real-world clinical setting. It is hoped the world-leading work carried out here will go on to help address some of the biggest healthcare challenges faced nationally and globally.

Designed to be highly flexible, the Hub includes laboratory and office space for life science and health businesses, with research links to the University of Glasgow and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. There will be an accessible ground floor, with a café and collaboration space, to create a useable space for the local community.

The building will also be home to a "Digital Health Validation Lab", which will enhance the evaluation and validation of digital health technologies for clinical use, accelerating their adoption into clinical practice.

James Dawson, Development Manager at Kadans Science Partner said:

“We are delighted to be beginning construction on our new Health Innovation Hub. Along with our existing facilities at West of Scotland Science Park, this project cements Glasgow and in particular the communities of Govan and Linthouse, as key pillars in our UK growth strategy.

Professor Iain McInnes, University of Glasgow Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, said:

“The University and Kadans Health Innovation Hub will be the cornerstone of our UKRI Strength in Places-funded Living Laboratory for Precision Medicine.

“The world-class facilities created here will be key to the supportive and dynamic ecosystem that brings together academics, industry partners and the NHS to achieve this goal. The Health Innovation Hub will be a catalyst for collaboration and innovation to better tackle global healthcare challenges, bringing real-world benefits to patients and the NHS.”