Official opening for AMRC North West

AMRC North West will help businesses unlock productivity and sustainability gains and keep the UK’s advanced manufacturing sector ‘ahead of the pack’, the Industry Minister said as he opened the new £20m applied research and development facility in Lancashire. Lee Rowley, Minister for Industry at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), added that AMRC North West is a key innovation asset for the region and beyond.

The applied research centre, which sits at the heart of the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone in Preston, has been built using a £20m grant from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal and extends the University of Sheffield’s AMRC footprint across the north. It was opened by the Industry Minister accompanied by Koen Lamberts, president and vice-chancellor at the University of Sheffield, and Debbie Francis, chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership.

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