The three-storey centre will be built on Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus in partnership between the university, Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Council.
The centre is due to open in spring 2014 and will support the development of start-up and micro businesses in the medical technology, advanced manufacturing, technology and engineering sectors.
The new building will provide 1,345 sq m of laboratory and office space.
Morgan Sindall area director Gavin Napper said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed to this project. The Anglia Ruskin University MedBIC will play a significant role in supporting the development of innovative start-ups and driving growth in the region, and we’re looking forward to being a part of that process.
“Morgan Sindall has extensive experience in constructing commercial research facilities and we’re looking forward to bringing that knowledge to this development. Once complete, the new centre will provide start-ups with first-class laboratory facilities and contemporary office and social space.”
Morgan Sindall is also currently on site building the principal commercial research and development building on the Norwich Research Park, the £11.5m Centrum building. It is also constructing a £26m centre of excellence for neuroscience research at King’s College London, and has recently completed a £12.6m development at the University of Leicester’s new Cardiovascular Research Centre at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital.