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Queen opens University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine
Queen opens University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine

Press Release: 15.10.15

Her Majesty The Queen has officially opened the new £45 million state-of-the-art School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey, which Terence O'Rourke secured planning approval for in November 2013.

The planning consultancy helped obtain planning approval for three buildings, which were completed this year. As one of only eight such centres in the UK, the new facility will ensure that Surrey becomes a pioneering centre for interdisciplinary research to improve animal and human health. It boasts one of the best veterinary pathology centres in Europe and will have direct links with government agencies.

The Queen was accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to tour the facilities and unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion.

The School of Veterinary Medicine is one of many projects Terence O'Rourke has undertaken with the University of Surrey, including the new Manor Park Campus, Surrey Sports Park and new student accommodation.

Earlier this year the university opened its £70 million 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the Stag Hill campus, after Terence O'Rourke secured planning permission for the dedicated research centre.

Managing Director Tim Hancock said: "The practice is extremely proud to see the school opened today by Her Majesty. We are delighted to be associated with such a pioneering project that will make a real difference to the challenge of finding cures for cancer and other life threatening diseases.

"We continue to assist the University in delivering new development and investment at its campuses and look forward to seeing it deliver its future growth plans."