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Advanced Materials Manufacturing Centre (2016)


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.

Essential Information

Start & Finish dates July 2015 – May 2016
Funded by HEFCE
Budget £5m
Requested by WMG
Managed by Gleeds/Estates Office
Architects ADP
Quantity Surveyors Gleeds
Mechanical Engineers Hoare Lea
Electrical Engineers Hoare Lea
Structural Engineers Scott White Hookins
Main Contractor Deeley Construction
Landscaping 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
Gleeble 83.3m² and associated Hydraulic Unit 12.2m²
Project Lab 58.5m²
Open plan offices 234.6m²
Office 14.7m²
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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% Rainwater/greywater TBC % of total Water
Steps taken to reduce environmental impact Design to EPC A Rating