The new building in Preston will house flight simulators, Formula One cars and specialist electronic labs to help students of aerospace and mechanical engineering, and energy technologies.
BAM is expected to handover the building in 2019 after some slippage in the programme. When BAM was handed the contract last year completion date was described as summer 2018.
SimpsonHaugh has led on the design of the facility in collaboration with Reiach & Hall Architects. BDP is providing engineering input and AA Projects is project manager, employer’s agent and quantity surveyor.
Identified as a signature project within Lancashire’s Strategic Economic Plan, the EIC has been granted £10.5m via the Lancashire Enterprise Partnerships’ growth deal with the government. It has also received £5.8m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and £5m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).