By Thomas Hewitt
A new £23 million facility dedicated to engineering, teaching and research has been given the go-ahead to be built at Nottingham Trent Universities Clifton Campus.
The new building, which is set to be completed in time for the 2019-20 academic year, will offer courses in biomedical, electronic, sport and mechanical engineering.
It will also include the creation of a new ‘Institute of Industrial Digitalisation, Robotics and Automation’.
Part of the Campuses’ School of Science and Technology, the facility will include new engineering laboratories, workshops and studios, with flexible learning and teaching spaces with specialist equipment, and facilities for commercial research and consultancy.
Professor Neil Mansfield, Head of Engineering at Nottingham Trent University, said: “The UK needs a new generation of creative engineers to invent the future and that is what we aim to produce.
“With our new facilities we will give our researchers the tools they need to develop new technologies, and our students everything they need to learn how to engineer a better world.
“Our building will provide both teaching and research space, and we look forward to working with business on real-world challenges.”