Originally an 19 century mill, the Phoenix Building on the University of Bradford campus has been refurbished to become home to a new research and innovation centre, specialising in the application of new and emerging health technologies for health practice innovations for long-term health conditions.
The Health and Wellbeing Centre, will be part of the Digital Health Enterprise Zone, integrating research, teaching and innovation activities focused on delaying and preventing the onset of conditions such as dementia, diabetes, and cancer, and on improving the experience of patients.
It will be used both as a community amenity, housing practising health professionals such as doctors, optometrists and dispensing pharmacists, and for tenant organisations to test out healthcare delivery innovations.
Teams of researchers and students will work with patients, healthcare professionals and companies to trial and monitor new devices, services and ways of working to see which are the most effective and affordable.
It will house:
- optometry and physiotherapy services
- a digital diagnostic lab
- a health promotion and informatics unit
- a trials and evaluation unit
- a community pharmacy consultation unit
- business incubation units
- full size technology enabled house
- teaching space
Researchers and students from a range of disciplines will work alongside small businesses and entrepreneurs, health sector professionals and practitioners, as well as visiting members of the public.
A technology enabled house and trials and evaluation unit within will allow researchers to develop new ideas, and help businesses to evaluate their innovations.
We are delighted to have been able to supply 27 pocket door systems to this exciting project.