Building to help create more than 500 engineers per year
New drone photography has been released demonstrating the progress of the construction of the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) £32 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC), a key project of its £200 million Masterplan.
The EIC will further establish UCLan as a leader in engineering innovation, and is anticipated to produce an increase of 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 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 (ERDF) and £5 million from HEFCE’s STEM Capital Fund.
Manchester-based BAM Construction is on schedule to complete the building in early 2019.