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.



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
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  • Telephone: +44 114 222 9127
  • Contractor: Robertson
  • Location: Samlesbury, Lancashire
  • Timescale: September 2020 until September 2021


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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.

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AMRC North West June 21

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