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Planning approval for new Life Sciences Building at Sussex University \

A new state-of-the-art Life Sciences building at the University of Sussex has been given the thumbs up.

Brighton and Hove City Council's planning committee came to a decision today to approve the planning for the new Falmer-based university building. Councillor Julie Cattell, chairman of the committee, said, “The Life Sciences department at Sussex has been responsible for pioneering research into diseases affecting all families such as dementia and cancer. So we’re really pleased to approve a modern new home for them which will become an asset to the city and to the country.”

The new development could create 600 jobs, encouraging molecular biologists, zoologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists and chemists to carry out research alongside each other to develop new scientific insight. It will also boast modern laboratories to provide high-tech teaching spaces for students.

“This is fantastic news for the university, for science, and for the city and the region, creating jobs and boosting the local economy.”

Professor Michael Davies, University of Sussex

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