Brims Construction was successfully appointed to deliver the new Cadaveric Anatomy Academy on behalf of Sunderland University in December 2020.
Situated on the City Campus the £2.2m scheme includes specialised Wet and Dry Anatomy teaching and learning rooms, a series of dedicated prosection, embalming and body store facilities with supporting accommodation for teaching/technical staff and students.
The centre will be key to the newly established School of Medicine, and is equipped to provide training for other students within the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing, the academy will also benefit many of the region’s current surgeons and surgical trainees, providing vital facilities for the sector.
A key feature of the facility is the range of dedicated, “state-of-the-art” learning environments for staff and students, influencing the education of future generations of doctors, nurses and other key healthcare workers. The Cadaveric centre has been established with the help of funding from the Sir James Knott Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation. An official opening takes place on March 2, with specially invited guests and partners from across the region and UK. The facility will permit learners to improve their depth perception, spatial orientation and visualisation of body structures below the skin.
The mechanical and electrical design and construction had to conform with the standards set by the Human Tissue Authority and required a number of technical engineering demands.