Creating such high-tech elements demands equally high-tech manufacturing facilities. In 2012, BAM started work on the company’s new Advanced Blade Manufacturing Facility in Rotherham.
The region is rich in skills and expertise, both in precision manufacturing and materials research. At the heart of Yorkshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Park, the Rolls-Royce factory is one of several in the pipeline.
BAM had to deliver a flagship building that reflects Britain’s world-class capabilities in the aerospace sector.
As befits this technology-led project, BAM has used state-of-the-art 3D modelling software to design, plan and manage the development.
BAM Regional Director James Wimpenny explains why this is so crucial: “The Building Information Modelling technology is exciting, as it allows our engineers to predict challenges and build in solutions.”