University of Sheffield


Britcon have been appointed as the main contractor to undertake the fit out of the PET-MRI building. Britcon will be working on preparing the workshop space, technical library, storeroom facility, as well as associated mechanical and electrical works.

The main site office and welfare facilities will be at the University's Polaris facility at 18 Claremont Crescent with a satellite office within the PET MRI building. Careful consideration has been given to minimising noise and disruption to surrounding neighbours and the general public.

The University of Sheffield has raised £2 million to establish a ground-breaking PET-MRI facility.

MRI-PET scanners deliver the most advanced imaging technology to date. PET-MRI will transform our understanding of serious diseases and the way we treat them in the future. This is a vital investment in the health of people in this region, across the UK and beyond.

The scanner is in a purpose-built facility which we are building attached to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (RHH), close to the inpatient entrance and the University’s Medical School, offering easy access for patients, clinicians and researchers.

The facility has two entrances: one on the ground floor beside the drop-off area and another on the second floor, connecting with the University and RHH radiology services. The second floor houses a comfortable waiting area, two pre-scan patient rooms, a suite of workstations for reviewing scan images and a fully radiation-shielded space for the PET-MRI scanner itself.