More than just a building
The facility will involve a dedicated new-build component and
refurbishment of the 1970s Babbage Building, creating more than 10,000m² of
research and teaching space.
It will combine re-equipped laboratories with modern,
state-of-the-art resources that will enable engineering research to underpin
the fourth industrial revolution, while creating the attractive environment
necessary to attract and retain high-calibre staff and students.
The cutting-edge building will inspire new inter-disciplinary
activities in teaching, learning and research, and nurture the innovative
graduate engineers demanded by future society.
It will incorporate
low carbon technologies, supporting the aims of both
the University and company to achieve net zero carbon emissions and promote
world-leading sustainability practices.