Work on the £19.4m contract will start on site in April, marking the 15th job picked up under the NHS framework since ProCure 21+ came into operation last year.
The Research, Innovation, Learning and Development Centre is being built for joint clients the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of Exeter.
The project has also been awarded £4.75m of funding from the prestigious Wellcome-Wolfson capitals award scheme, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Wolfson Foundation as part of their investment in the UK scientific infrastructure.
The new building will provide four floors of facilities, and will be linked at both ground and first floor levels to the existing Peninsula College of Dentistry and Medicine.
Designed by Devereux Architects, the building will boast a highly glazed central ‘hub’, which will form the main entrance area. Accommodation wings will be faced in masonry, with both a textured and smooth finish. Building materials selected throughout will echo those traditionally used locally.
Throughout the construction process, Interserve Engineering Services will complement Interserve’s role as principal supply chain partner.
The new building is expected to be awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating, and will feature the use of photovoltaics on its roof.
It is due for completion at the end of October 2013.