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The Mayor and GBSLEP Chair mark the midway point in construction of the Centre for Clinical Haematology

The Mayor, Andy Street and Steve Hollis, Chair of the GBSLEP joined Prof. Charlie Craddock and Cure Leukaemia to tour the construction site at the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital last week.

I’m delighted we have been able to support the Centre for Clinical Haematology’s transformative expansion through our funding, strengthening the Life Sciences offer in the region.

A lot of great work is already being done which we can learn from and build upon through this refurbishment. I have witnessed how inspired senior NHS and University leadership can create a facility which drives rapid access to new therapies for patients with blood cancers, while simultaneously creating a model of accelerated clinical trials which benefits the whole life sciences sector.

Birmingham’s credentials are strong. There are almost 7,000 companies in our collaborative life sciences network, experiencing rapid growth and committing to the UK by reinvesting in the city to create expertise, jobs and economic growth.

Steve Hollis, Chair, GBSLEP

For more information on Cure Leukaemia, visit their website.