Vaughan House, a Grade II-listed University building, built in 1875 as the former presbytery of the Holy Name Church, has been substantially repaired and refurbished to provide a home for the Health eResearch Centre for the north of England.
The new centre acts as a hub providing specialist research and teaching facilities as part of a consortium led by The University of Manchester, in partnership with the universities of Liverpool, Lancaster and York.
It is one of four heath informatics research hubs in the UK and makes use of NHS patient data sets to undertake cutting-edge research that links digital health records with other forms of research and routinely collected data, ultimately benefitting patients and the public.
The project was funded by the Medical Research Council and nine other government and charity funders.
The potential of this new facility is vast and will ensure that the UK, and Manchester, remain at the forefront of global medical research.