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Glasgow set for extra lab space with innovation health hub

Glasgow Health Innovation Hub
Govan Health Innovation Hub

Work has commenced on a new health innovation hub in Govan, Glasgow, to provide office space, labs and co-working areas.

The Govan health hub is being built by the University of Glasgow and property developer Kadans Science Partner.

“The Health Innovation Hub will be a catalyst for collaboration and innovation to better tackle global healthcare challenges, bringing real-world benefits to patients and the NHS,” said Professor Iain McInnes, vice principal at the University of Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow-led Precision Medicine Lab is set to be based at the site. It will also include a Digital Health Validation Lab.

Scottish Enterprise is also contributing to the construction of the health innovation hub, which is expected to be finished in the summer of 2025.

Recent data showed that Glasgow is one of the fastest-growing startup areas for venture capital investment in the UK.

Uzma Khan, vice principal at the University of Glasgow, said: “We are proud to be partnering with Kadans Science Partner and supported by Scottish Enterprise to deliver the Health Innovation Hub in Govan. This is a hugely exciting project which speaks to our ambitions to expand the life sciences cluster in Govan, and our mission as a civic university.”

The hub’s Govan location means it will be close to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the University of Glasgow.