The Bob Champion Research and Education Building opened on the Norwich Research Park in November 2014 as part of a £19m project.
The building is managed by UEA in partnership with the Norfolk and Norwich University and provides state of the art laboratories for our research teams to undertake world class research into prostate cancer, antibiotic resistance disease, musculo-skeletal disease and gastrointestinal diseases.
The facilities house new initiatives as well as acting as a focus for exploiting existing world class research on the Norwich Research Park for patient benefit.The creation of a sustainable development that responds to the university and the hospital’s high standards of performance.
The building is part of the University's aim to further UEA’s research standards (we are already the fourth highest cited UK University in terms of scientists) and ensure that the University stays at the forefront of medical research, both nationally and internationally.
The building also provides a simulated hospital environment and seminar rooms for the use of our medical students. Hospital clinicians working within the building alongside our research teams, whose research is focused on a large number of patients from the hospital, will provide the best chance of translational research – finding answers by studying real life clinical cases in an applied science environment.
For students, there is the provision of lecture theatres and seminar rooms which provide comfortable teaching alongside a spacious reception, group study space and modern cafe.