The new Clinical Research Excellence And Training Open Resource (CREATOR) will provide the most sophisticated clinical research training environment in the region. It has been described as “paradigm shifting”, meaning a whole new way of thinking and doing business.
East African architecture and engineering practice FBW Group is leading the project’s design and technical team. Contractors are now on site in Blantyre, Malawi’s second largest city, and have begun work on the construction of the state-of-the-art centre.
Paul Moores, FBW Group managing director, said: “We are just at the beginning of the building phase of the project and have now broken ground and started earthworks. We’re looking forward to seeing CREATOR take shape. It is an amazing, innovative and experimental development that will make a real difference to healthcare in Malawi and the region, and we’re honoured to be playing our part in the delivery of such an important facility for global medical research.”