The new facility will enable UWE Bristol to become one of the top schools of engineering in the country. Attracting a diverse and innovative student body to the engineering profession and helping to address the skills gap. It will also allow them to meet the emerging demand for engineering degree apprenticeships.
The building is designed to deliver the university’s vision for 21st century engineering and its new vibrant practice based curriculum. It is organised around a central atrium containing social learning spaces, workshops, laboratories and a ‘design’ space, to encourage a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach. Facilities include engine test cells, wind tunnels and dedicated rooms for specific engineering disciplines such as composite manufacturing, machining and metrology.