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UCLan appoints architects and engineers for multi-million Engineering Innovation Centre
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has taken the first steps towards turning its plans for a state-of-the-art engineering facility into reality by appointing the project’s architects and engineers.
Manchester based SimpsonHaugh and Partners will lead on the design of the £30 million plus Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) in collaboration with Reiach and Hall Architects. BDP, which also has an office in Manchester and was founded in Preston, has been appointed to provide the engineering expertise for the project.
Construction of the UCLan EIC will begin in early 2016 as one of the first stages of the University’s far-reaching £200 million campus redevelopment plans.
From dinosaurs to drones: Korean Ambassadors experience life at UCLan
It’s not every day that an ambassadorial delegation experiences a close shave with a dinosaur but that’s exactly what happened when Ambassador Sung-Nam Lim, the South Korean Ambassador to the UK, and British Ambassador Charles Hay, the UK Ambassador to South Korea, paid a recent visit to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
The dignitaries and their team were invited to UCLan as part of a sustained strategic initiative by the University to put itself at the forefront of partnerships with Korea – linking UCLan, Preston and the region with Korean universities, businesses and society.
The University’s International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU) is playing a key role in realising these aims and during the visit the ambassadorial team heard how large numbers of UCLan students were learning the Korean language at undergraduate level.