The Allam Medical Building, at the heart of the University’s £28-million health campus, has been announced as a finalist in the Guardian University Awards 2018 in the ‘Buildings that inspire’ category. The winner of the award, which recognises innovation, delivery and impact, will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 24 April.

This is the third award for which the Allam Medical Building has been shortlisted this year. The marketing and media campaign for the opening of the building by Her Majesty the Queen has been shortlisted in the public sector category of the 2018 PR Moments Awards, which will be announced in April. The transformation in the student experience for the next generation of health professionals in the Allam Medical Building has been shortlisted in the Educate North Awards 2018, which recognise best practice and excellence in the education sector in the north of England.

Professor Julie Jomeen, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, said: “I am delighted that the University’s investment in the Allam Medical Building and all that it represents – in terms of providing inspirational facilities for our students; our contribution to the health of the region; and our life-changing research – has been recognised in this way.”