The Advanced Materials Manufacturing Centre (AMMC) provides a place for our researchers to test manufacturing and assembly processes in realistic conditions. It houses both an Applications Facility and the Advanced Steel Research Centre (ASRC).
The ASRC supports our researchers in developing new processing technologies to transform the (UK) steel industry into a low energy, resilient manufacturing base for high value-added advanced steels, with a focus on strip steels.
- Clad in metal panels configured in a dazzle pattern, much like the prototype vehicle wraps used in the industry.
- Offers views of different technical processes as you walk through the building.
- The building itself represents the engineering capabilities of today.
|Start & Finish dates||July 2015 – May 2016|
|Managed by||Gleeds/Estates Office|
|Mechanical Engineers||Hoare Lea|
|Electrical Engineers||Hoare Lea|
|Structural Engineers||Scott White Hookins|
|Main Contractor||Deeley Construction|
|Basic Building Cost||£959/m2 (Excluding Prelims, OH&P & Design Fees)|
|Services Costs||£670/m2 (Excluding Prelims, OH&P & Design Fees)|
|External Works||£252/m2 (Excluding Prelims, OH&P & Design Fees)|
|Gross Floor Area||1,575m2|
|Total Area of Site||0.5 hectares|
|Function Areas and Their Size||Make Like Production Facility/Applications Facility 353.9m²
NDT Area 50.1m²
ESEM, FIB SEM, SIMs 145.5m²
Furnace Room 81.9m²
CSLM, DTA/DSC, IRTG 64.8m²
Gleeble 83.3m² and associated Hydraulic Unit 12.2m²
Project Lab 58.5m²
Open plan offices 234.6m²
Meeting room 16.8m²
|Area of Storage||57m2|
|Area of Circulation||216m2|
|% of Ground Used by Community||0%|
|% of Buildings Used by Community||0%|
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|Steps taken to reduce environmental impact||Design to EPC A Rating|