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Prof. Lord Bhattacharyya Building announced as a 2021 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist

The Prof. Lord Bhattacharyya Building, home to the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) has been announced as a 2021 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist.

The aim of the Civic Trust Awards is to encourage the very best in architecture and environmental design, to improve the built environment for us all through

design, sustainability, inclusiveness and accessibility, but also to reward projects that offer a positive cultural, social, economic or environmental benefit to their local communities.

Based at the University of Warwick, NAIC was officially opened on 18 February 2020 by HRH The Prince of Wales. The Centre is a partnership between WMG, University of Warwick, Jaguar Land Rover, and Tata Motors, and is the largest centre of its kind in Europe. It is well timed, arriving when a global mobility revolution is underway, with a new age for transport mobility.

A beacon for automotive research it brings together the brightest minds from industry and academia, to develop future vehicles and mobility solutions. It is home to up to 1,000 staff working across design, engineering and research, as well as future engineers on degree programmes.

Designed by Cullinan Studios the brief for the Centre was for simplicity and strength of purpose, turning a complex assembly of spaces into an immediately legible building.

All regional finalists will now be considered for National/International Civic Trust Awards and AABC Conservation Awards, the outcome of which will be in January 2021. All projects will also be considered by the Selwyn Goldsmith Awards Panel which recognise Universal Design excellence in the built environment.

Wed 11 Nov 2020, 09:25 | Tags: NAIC Partnerships