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Construction begins on £14 million advanced engineering building

Published: Saturday, 23 April 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Work has begun at the University of Brighton to build a state-of-the-art Advanced Engineering Centre worth £14 million.

The engineering centre will become one of the best in the world upon completion – expected to be in spring of 2017 – and has received funding from Ricardo, a global engineering company, alongside £7 million from the Government’s Local Enterprise Fund.

The building will expand the university’s Advanced Engineering Centre, located at the Moulsecoomb campus in Brighton, which has links with a wide range of engineering companies local to the area on innovative research in collaboration with the automotive industry.

One of the main aim’s for the centre is to focus research into the thermal efficiency of the internal combustion engine, which will look into low-carbon internal combustion systems.

The project will provide teaching facilities, a dedicated combustion engine research area, and cutting-edge research laboratories, as well as modernised engineering workshops to help postgraduate and undergraduate engineering courses. 

Beneficial development

Engineering students are already benefiting from being able to work on the site whilst participating in their courses.

The partnership, between the university and companies within the industry, has helped create research and provided excellent education opportunities as well as having a significant impact on the economy.

Development of The Advanced Engineering Centre is part of the £150 million plan to transform the Moulsecoomb campus, which is being worked on in combination with GRAHAM Construction.

The university set plans in motion to enhance the strengths of the campus, whilst creating a more vibrant and connected university for its 21,000 students and staff.

The Advanced Engineering Centre will generate 30 to 35 extra research positions, 15 academic and technical engineering posts and will deliver an additional 60 highly-trained engineering graduates per year into the local employment market.

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