The Royce Discovery Centre will be an innovative new, research-focused building for the Faculty of Engineering. In May 2018 we received planning permission for the building on the corner of Portobello and Orange Streets.
As a major partner of The Henry Royce Institute, the University of Sheffield has been awarded £34 million to fund the commercialisation of fundamental research into advanced metals processing. This is one of two facilities built for this purpose, the first being the Royce Translational Centre. The centres will help us build on the University’s advanced manufacturing capabilities and transfer our knowledge and expertise to local industry – our engineers will use the research from the Royce Discovery Centre to evolve novel materials and processing techniques, making them accessible for trial by industry.
For the first time, the business community will be able to access a custom built space with state-of-the-art equipment for powder manufacturing and processing, enabling them to investigate the feasibility of using new technologies without needing to invest in their own equipment.
Project Manager: Richard Parr, Department of Estates and Facilities Management
Contact: [email] email@example.com [tel] 0114 222 9127
Architects: Bond Bryan Architects
Timescale: Summer 2018 – early 2020
Project enquiries: Project Manager Richard Parr, firstname.lastname@example.org / 0114 222 9127
General enquiries: The EFM Helpdesk will put you in touch with the right person, email@example.com / 0114 222 9000