Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) North West, Preston

Project Information

Client University of Sheffield
Service Quantity Surveying
Status Completed

Key features
• LEP-funded
• Advanced Manufacturing
• Repeat client

The new three-storey 4,500m sq 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 was 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.

This cutting-edge research centre combines modern office workspace with a flexible high-tech workshop facility and a triple-height atrium that forms the social hub of the office space, where occupants can interact and exchange ideas.

A ‘social heart’ space overlooks two double-height workshops with overhead cranes, where innovation-led R&D is carried out with a focus on digital and additive manufacturing, vehicle electrification, battery assembly and lightweighting technologies.

Works also included an 80-vehicle car park, service yard, fuel storage and landscaping.