How awesome is this? Our very own Allam Medical Building has won the ‘Buildings that inspire’ category at the Guardian University Awards in London. It was up against some pretty stiff competition, so we’re super pleased that it’s the winner.

Our Chief Finance Officer, Stephen Willis, said: “This is an incredible achievement. For the Allam Medical Building to win such a prestigious award is a credit to everyone who has made the vision of this inspirational building become a reality. The University’s Estates team and many members of the Faculty of Health Sciences have lived and breathed this project and have worked closely with University staff, students and members of our alumni community to ensure that the design of our flagship facility meets the needs of our students by providing them with the best opportunities and training to deliver the healthcare of the future.”

The Allam Medical Building has transformed the way that the University is teaching the next generation of health professionals, inspiring the midwives, nurses, allied health professionals and doctors that will be the backbone of the NHS and other healthcare organisations.

The building provides a simulated learning environment – including a hospital ward, operating theatre, endoscopy unit, midwifery-led birthing unit, high dependency unit and resuscitation unit – that enables students to train in a real-life setting, giving them the skills and confidence to transition effectively into clinical practice.

The Allam Medical Building has also been shortlisted for a number of other awards this year. The improvement in the student experience 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.

The building has already won a Chartered Institute of Building: Committed to Construction in Humber & West Yorkshire award.