Warwick Uni to house £1 billion Advanced Propulsion Centre

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 by The Manufacturer

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has selected the University of Warwick as the site for its Hub location, supporting the £1 billion industry and government commitment to the development of low carbon propulsion systems.

The Advanced Propulsion Centre was created by a collaboration between the government and industry through the Automotive Council. Their new central Hub, together with a national Spoke structure, will help develop the UK automotive industry to develop advanced propulsion systems and supply chains.

A rigorous process was used to select the Hub location overseen by an independent, industry-led assessment panel and Warwick one of the main reasons was chosen because of the availability of space for expansion at its premises.

APC chief executive Tony Pixton said, “The Advanced Propulsion Centre will support the UK automotive industry to become a global leader in the research, development and production of advanced propulsion systems.”

Business Secretary Vince Cable, co-chair of the Automotive Council added,“The Advanced Propulsion Centre is spearheading the UK’s drive to develop new greener engines. The £1 billion investment we are making alongside industry will safeguard more than 30,000 jobs.”