Contractors have been invited to bid for the £12m contract to build the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, which is an Olympic legacy project.
The 5,000 square metre building will be on the university campus. Completion is expected by 2014-15.
The East Midlands hub will be run by a consortium of six university and hospital partners – Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham, the University of Leicester, Nottingham University NHS Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust.
The hub is one of three nationally, which together will form the country’s first-ever National Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre of Excellence.
Professor Myra Nimmo, dean of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, said: “With so many elite athletes studying and training on the Loughborough campus, we have a unique living laboratory. This will allow us to study athletes at the peak of their physical fitness and, with our clinical partners, to apply that knowledge to those who might be considered to be at the opposite end of the spectrum – people who have, or are at high risk of, chronic disease.”
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