Turf cutting ceremony marks construction of new engineering building

Posted on

As work on the new Engineering building at UWE Bristol begins, a turf cutting ceremony involving Construction Director Neil Dorrington and Senior Site Manager Selina Elmasry from contractors BAM, and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Technology at UWE Bristol Professor Paul Olomolaiye, was held on 15th January to mark its construction.

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.

More information about the turf cutting ceremony can be found on the staff intranet, while more about the Engineering building can be found on the project site on the staff intranet and the UWE Bristol website.

Construction begins on the new UWE Bristol Engineering Building

Posted on

Engineering at UWE revealed the beginning of building works opposite the Bristol Business School on Instagram this morning.

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.

You can also follow Engineering at UWE and Engineering Our Future on Twitter for more updates.

Image: Engineering at UWE.

New Engineering building at UWE Bristol – work underway as planning permission granted

Posted on

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.

Read more at http://info.uwe.ac.uk/news/UWENews/news.aspx?id=3862

Work begins to pave the way for UWE Bristol’s new engineering building

Posted on

Enabling works on the site of UWE Bristol’s new multi-million pound engineering building have begun.

Starting on 13th August, the works will prepare the site ready for construction to begin in the autumn. The building is due to open in summer 2020.

More than 1,600 undergraduate and post graduate students, along with 100 academic and technical staff, will be based in the 8,500 m2 building which will:

  • Attract and inspire the engineers of the future;
  • Deliver a practice-based curriculum that will produce ready and able graduates equipped with the right industry skills, experience and knowledge;
  • Attract a diverse, creative and innovative student body to engineering as a profession and help address the future skills gaps in the region.

Modern teaching and research facilities and dedicated learning spaces will accommodate a wide range of engineering disciplines such as composite manufacturing, machining and metrology.

 

Take a virtual tour of UWE’s planned new Engineering Building

Posted on

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.