//AMRC Lightweighting Centre Phase 1

Published 18th January 2018 at 9:58am

This investment helps maintain the world-class capabilities of the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and can serve as an attractant for inward investors such as McLaren Automotive and Boeing.

This investment supports the establishment of world class composite and light weight structure research facilities as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The project will provide the AMRC with leading edge capacity in this area of growing importance to the aerospace and automotive sectors. The first phase puts in place a hydraulic press facility adjacent to the Factory 2050 location and provides equipment on which to undertake industrial research with commercial clients, including McLaren Automotive.

This project, which has completed, included a contribution from the Government’s Local Growth Fund resources which is part of the Government’s continued investment in the Northern Powerhouse.

This investment is expected to deliver 339 jobs.

SCR LGF allocation: £10,000,000
Total project cost: £31,000,000

A full record of endorsements and approvals is held on file at Sheffield City Region offices.