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24.09.2015 14:42

University Faculty of Medicine Now Open in PTS

The new University Faculty of Medicine built in the Granada Health Science Technological Park (PTS) is now open. The Faculty's three modern buildings, each with eleven storeys, are located between the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Institute of Legal Medicine and the Hospital, and have a total usable floor area of 36,572 square metres. Work began on the construction of the Faculty in 2010. The trio of buildings was designed by architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz, and cost 58.8 million euros to develop.

Main façade of the new Faculty of Medicine.

The Faculty's three towers will provide facilities for 1,723 students. A 512-strong workforce will be employed at the Faculty, made up of teaching and research staff (270 offices), and administrative and services personnel. A budget of over 5.2 million euros was invested in equipping the buildings.

The three towers accommodate classrooms, laboratories, teaching departments and research areas. There are eight large theoretical classrooms. A floor area of 2,720 square metres is occupied by practical teaching laboratories, while seminar rooms and practical classrooms cover around 4,280 square metres. The new Faculty is both larger and lighter than its predecessor.

The teaching areas are spread across just two floors, minimising the need for students and lecturers to use the lifts and stairs, while the research areas and other departments are in the upper floors of the three towers.