Photographs show progress on University’s Engineering Innovation Centre

5 April 2018

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.