UAB Biomedical Research and Psychology Building

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The UAB Biomedical Research and Psychology Building is a planned 6-story, 165,000 square-foot on Block 238, on the present site of UAB Parking Lot 5A, on the northwest corner of 16th Street South and University Boulevard. It will house the UAB Department of Psychology along with six floors of research labs for the UAB Heersink School of Medicine. A pedestrian bridge over 16th Street will connect to Volker Hall.

When the project was approved by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees in December 2022, it was announced that it would use $76 million in federal funding, which would be combined with $29 million from the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, for an overall budget of $105 million. In January 2023 it was announced that another $76 million federal appropriation had been secured for the building in the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill by Senator Richard Shelby.

A groundbreaking for the project is expected in summer 2024.