£30m robotics research centre at Nottingham Uni completed

Posted on 25 Jan 2018 by Jonny Williamson

A multi-million pound Advanced Manufacturing Building based at the University of Nottingham has been completed.

Nottingham Uni is set to spend £30m on a new advanced research building aimed at utilising state of the art 3D
Nottingham Uni is set to spend £30m on a new advanced research building aimed at utilising state of the art 3D

The Advanced Manufacturing Building which belongs to the University of Nottingham is set to focus on the manufacturing future of the UK with its high-tech and advanced 3D printing and robotics focused research.

The building will host some of the worlds most advanced technology related to robotics, manufacturing and more. It will also be a hub for the world’s leading minds on advanced technology, holding meetings, seminars, and lectures in the future.

It will work closely with industry to supply highly-qualified manufacturing engineers, while the complex will also house the flagship Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for manufacturing technology.

Chris Jagger, chief estates and facilities officer, said: “This pioneering project delivers a fantastic addition to the university’s portfolio of unique and ground-breaking buildings and it further enhances the continued growth of our Jubilee Campus.

“The project has also included a replacement new building for the 62nd Wollaton Park Scout Group, which will also provide facilities for the local community.”

The building is also aimed at becoming one big hub on campus for all departments of the university, providing a location equipped with all the best available technology as well as classrooms, laboratories, and workshops for students and teachers.

Sajeeda Rose, the senior manager for growth deals and capital programmes, has spoken up about the project and how beneficial it will be for the University, students, teachers and advanced research on state of the art technology.

Rose said: “The new institute will align with the Government’s desire for a new industrial strategy, in key sectors such as advanced manufacturing, and with the ambitions of D2N2’s own programmes; to enable area companies to innovate, create new products and grow.”

The University also hopes to attract new talent and minds to pursue their research and apply their thoughts, methods, and studies at the new building.