Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) North West, Preston
• 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.