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Exclusive: ISG chosen for Imperial College's Michael Uren building

ISG has been chosen as the preferred contractor to build Imperial College’s biomedical centre in west London.

The Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Hub will form a crucial part of the college’s new 10 ha research and innovation campus in White City.

Once built it will include research facilities that will develop new and affordable medical technologies and is due to be completed in 2019.

The building is named after Imperial graduate Michael Uren who founded Civil and Marine, one of the UK’s leading suppliers in blast furnace slag.

Mr Uren donated £40m to fund the building’s construction through his foundation, the largest gift ever made by the alumni of a London university.

A spokesman for the university said: “The Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub is a landmark building at the College’s new 10 ha research and innovation campus in White City, west London.

“The centre, made possible thanks to an unprecedented £40m gift from Imperial alumnus Michael Uren and his foundation, will house life-changing research into new and affordable medical technology, helping people affected by a diverse range of medical conditions.

“Imperial’s world-class engineers, scientists and clinicians will work together in the new space and facilities alongside spin-out companies.

“The hub, which is due for completion in 2019, will also incorporate clinical areas, providing patients with direct access to innovations in healthcare.”

He added: “We are pleased to confirm that ISG is the preferred contractor for the Michael Uren Biomedical Research Hub.

“We look forward to working with them to deliver this new building, which will play a key role in the creation of Imperial College’s new innovation district in White City.”

Last month ISG won a £21m fit-out contract for the new 133,000 sq ft Health Services Laboratory in King’s Cross.

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