Loughborough University has begun the search for a contractor to build a new sport and exercise medicine centre at its East Park campus site.
The institution has started the pre-tendering process for the new centre, which is one of three planned for the UK, reports the Construction Enquirer.
It will offer tailored training for health professionals and special gym facilities to help with the rehabilitation of athletes, sportspeople and disabled patients.
Furthermore, the centre will also provide accommodation and facilities for students and staff in the university's health and biosciences department.
It is estimated that work on the project would start in January 2013 and take approximately two years to complete.
A group of six university and hospital partners from Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough will run the centres, which were first proposed in January 2011 by health secretary Andrew Lansley.
The government hopes the new centres will encourage indviduals to be more active and aid with the treatment of exercise-related injuries.
Author: Regional Correspondent Noel Foley (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 227 892)