Institute for Advanced Manufacturing

Work is due to be completed on the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing building, at the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus, by the end of 2017.

When complete it will provide around 9,000 square metres of teaching space, laboratories, workshops and research facilities; and house almost 700 staff, students and researchers.

The Institute will house the ‘Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Manufacturing Technology’. It will allow for diverse engineering and science disciplines to collaborate and contribute to pioneering developments for a range of sectors; including aerospace, automotive, marine, energy generation, food and drink, chemical products and pharmaceuticals.

It is anticipated by the University that it will create dozens of jobs in its first five years; as well as proving a huge help to manufacturing businesses in the D2N2 LEP area and beyond, with expertise to address their technical issues and aiding them in the creation of new products.

Building the Institute will cost around £23million, with £18.1m coming from the University of Nottingham and £5m from the D2N2 LEP’s Local Growth Fund.

The new facility aligns with ambitions in the Government’s new Industrial Strategy – and those in the D2N2’s own Strategic Economic Plan – to promote key sectors such as advanced manufacturing.