Work on a new £2.3million state-of-the-art research centre in Coventry is almost finished.
Deeley Construction has been building the new Automotive Composites Research Centre for WMG at the University of Warwick since November last year.
The new centre will allow WMG - the Warwick Manufacturing Group - to further its work with the region’s automotive supply chain companies to make the most of opportunities in lightweight vehicle technology.
The new centre will provide local industry with hands-on technical expertise and equipment to ensure they are at the forefront of technology in order to best service their existing customers as well as open up new markets. By tapping into these new opportunities, the centre will help create jobs and growth in the West Midlands’ advanced manufacturing and engineering sector.
The two-storey, 4,000 sq ft extension, which is due for completion in the next few weeks, will feature workshops, laboratories and offices and will be an extension of WMG’s current International Manufacturing Centre.
Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, who founded WMG in 1980, met Martin Gallagher, managing director of Deeley Construction to review the progress of the extension.
Martin said: “The project has gone extremely well and construction is nearing completion before fit out and final finish begins.
“This will clearly be a valuable addition to the ground-breaking work already undertaken in the automotive sector by WMG.
“We have undertaken several projects at the University of Warwick and also elsewhere in the high-technology sector so have developed a considerable expertise.”
BMJ Architects designed the project for WMG while and Scott White & Hookins were the structural engineers.