AMRC North West

AMRC North West will boost Lancashire’s reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative regions for advanced manufacturing and extending the AMRC’s footprint across the north.

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Overview

AMRC North West is a gateway development on the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone which is part of the wider Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster.

The flagship facility is being built using a £20m grant from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal and extends the University of Sheffield AMRC’s footprint across the north.

AMRC North West will play a key role in driving recovery, growth, productivity and innovation, supporting Lancashire firms to compete nationally and internationally. The creation of a high-performing technical R&D team will enhance the manufacturing base of Lancashire, working with both manufacturing companies and their supply chains.

The cutting-edge research centre will combine modern office workspace with a flexible high-tech workshop facility and a triple-height atrium will form the social hub of the office space where occupants can interact and exchange ideas. A ‘social heart’ space will overlook the workshop where innovation-led R&D will be carried out with a focus on digital and additive manufacturing, vehicle electrification, battery assembly and lightweighting technologies.

Work is expected to complete during the second half of 2021.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Richard Parr, Department of Estates and Facilities Management
  • Email: r.parr@sheffield.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 114 222 9127
  • Contractor: Robertson
  • Location: Samlesbury, Lancashire
  • Timescale: September 2020 until September 2021

Designs

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News

5 October 2020: AMRC North West: Robertson, the appointed contractor, has started ground preparation on the University’s new Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in the North West.


Progress Photos

AMRC North West June 21

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