College bosses have unveiled a £3m new Animal Studies Centre boasting facilities including a hydrotherapy service for injured pets which will be open to the public.
The centre at the Bilsborrow campus of Myerscough College also includes specialist classrooms, dedicated indoor and outdoor areas for different animal groups, as well as spacious private rooms, reception and study areas, all fully equipped with the latest computer technology.
Chief executive and principal of Myerscough College Ann Turner, said: “This is significant further investment in the campus, supporting an area of increasing student numbers and upgrading their facilities.
“This new centre is a sector-leading facility and looks fantastic.”
Head of Area Ursula Jeziorski added: “The contractors were brilliant in the construction of the new project and ensured neither students, staff nor animals were disrupted during the development and we stayed fully operational throughout the project.
“We can now look forward to moving our animals into their new housing and enclosures over the coming weeks.
This is significant further investment in the campus, supporting an area of increasing student numbers and upgrading their facilities
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to be involved in the design of the new habitats and will enable us to do so much in terms of course development, research and many other public services in the years to come.”
As well as extending and improving the current building, the project saw hundreds of square metres of existing buildings demolished to make way for the new facility which is the latest phase of a multi-million pound redevelopment of college facilities.