A crane will be arriving at the site of the new UWE Bristol Engineering building construction on Wednesday 11th March. The crane is being brought in to start steel frame erection and will remain on site until this is complete.
Up to five trailers per day will be delivered to feed materials to the crane, and there may be elevated noise levels due to the steel frame installation.
Staff can find out more about building activities on the site over the next two weeks on the UWE intranet.
The state-of-the-art facility will be home to more than 1600 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 100 academic and technical staff from a wide variety of engineering disciplines. The building will also host specialist workshops, study areas and laboratories.
Work is due to be completed in summer 2020, with the facility contributing to the University’s vision of being one of the top engineering schools in the country through promoting multi-disciplinary, collaborative learning and supports the predicted increase in demand for skilled engineering graduates across the region.
This exciting news is the start of work on the new Engineering Building at UWE Bristol. Due to open in the summer of 2020, more than 1600 undergraduate and postgraduate students, along with 100 academic and technical staff will be based in the building.
Work is underway on the new Engineering building at UWE Bristol, as planning permission is granted by South Gloucestershire Council.
Professor Steve West, UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor and President, said: “We want to make UWE Bristol one of the top schools of engineering in the country.
“The building will help attract a diverse, creative and innovative student body to the engineering profession, address the future skills gap in the region and respond to the emerging demand for engineering Degree Apprenticeships.”
More than 1,600 undergraduate and postgraduate students, along with 100 academic and technical staff, will be based in the building with construction scheduled to be complete in June 2020.
Work is set to begin on a new a state-of-the-art engineering building at UWE Bristol, with teaching and research facilities including engine test cells, wind tunnels and dedicated learning spaces. The building will accommodate a wide-range of engineering disciplines such as composite manufacturing, machining and metrology.
UWE Bristol is responding to the regional shortage of engineers by delivering a practice-based curriculum that will produce graduates equipped with the right industry skills, experience and knowledge. The new building will enable the faculty to respond to the emerging demand for Degree Apprenticeships in Engineering, accommodating 1,600 undergraduate and postgraduate students alongside 100 academic and technical staff.
Find out more, including visuals of the plans for the building, here and take a virtual tour of the building, which is scheduled to open to staff and students in summer 2020.