Peninsula Dental School - Capital Build

HE Infrastructure

ERDF Convergence has invested in the Peninsula Dental School, the first new dental school in the UK for 40 years, to widen education and research opportunities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Peninsula dental school


The extension houses:

  • The Cornwall teaching clinic of the new Peninsula Dental School
  • Research facilities for the development of internationally relevant research themes and
  • Clinical academic office accommodation for the Peninsula Medical School.

This has lead to the development of an internationally relevant research programme with strong links to the local business community and has facilitated the delivery of new undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes.

The ERDF Convergence Programme is also investing in the development of research facilities at the new Peninsula Dental School.


The University of Plymouth was the applicant for this investment which has been delivered by Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (University of Exeter and University of Plymouth), and the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.