Engineering Innovation Centre takes shape

Posted on 28 Apr 2018 and read 535 times
Engineering Innovation Centre takes shapeNew drone photography has been released demonstrating the progress of the construction of the University of Central Lancashire’s £32 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) in Preston — a key part of its £200 million Masterplan.

The EIC will further establish UCLan (www.uclan.ac.uk)as a leader in engineering innovation, and it is expected to produce 500 locally trained graduates per year in areas including aerospace, mechanical and energy technologies, and engineering.

Identified as a ‘signature project’ within Lancashire’s Strategic Economic Plan, the EIC has secured £10.5 million of funding via the Lancashire Enterprise Partnerships’ Growth Deal with the Government.

The new facility has also received £5.8 million from the European Regional Development Fund and £5 million from HEFCE’s STEM Capital Fund. Manchester-based BAM Construction is on schedule to complete the building in early 2019.

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