Green light for Advanced Engineering Centre in the UK
HASSELL is one step closer to delivering a world-class teaching and research space for the next generation of engineers.
The state-of-the-art Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) at the University of Brighton’s Moulsecoomb Campus in the South East of England has received planning approval by council and construction will begin later this year.
The AEC will support the expansion and enhancement of a long-term partnership between global engineering firm, Ricardo and the University of Brighton. Highlights of the partnership include the design and development of novel low-carbon internal combustion systems, with the wider objectives of advancing technological knowledge and supporting the advanced training needs of emerging engineers.
Julian Gitsham, HASSELL Principal, said that the University of Brighton was ambitious to create world-class facilities for its students and staff.
“The University of Brighton is transforming the campus experience to create a world-class centre of learning and discovery that will entice, excite and inspire the best international talent,” Julian said.
“The AEC establishes a bold new landmark for the university and will become the cornerstone of the Moulsecoomb campus, a symbol of the University’s vision to improve the student experience."
HASSELL has helped the University unlock the full potential of its five sites across Brighton, Hastings and Eastbourne with a master plan that enlivens and creates a unique identity for each campus. The AEC is the first step towards making this vision a reality.
Mike Clark, the university’s Director of Estate and Facilities Management, said: “I am delighted that the Planning Committee has unanimously approved our planning application and endorsed the university’s desire to seek a solution of the highest design quality.”
The Advanced Engineering Building is scheduled for completion in December 2016.
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