AMRC Lightweighting Centre Phase 1
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 includes a contribution from the Government’s Local Growth Fund resources which is part of the Government’s continued investment in the Northern Powerhouse.
SCR LGF allocation: £10,000,000
Total project cost: £31,000,000