The University of Plymouth’s ambition of creating a space that will inspire and educate future generations of engineers and designers has reached a significant milestone.
Work has been ongoing to transform the Babbage Building into a state-of-the-art engineering and design building. Once complete, it will provide an innovative and sustainable new home for the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and additional space for the School of Art, Design and Architecture.
A topping out ceremony, attended by representatives from the University and project team, was held on site as the project continues to progress.
Professor Judith Petts CBE, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Plymouth, said: “Engineers and designers are a critical element of our efforts to address the planet’s most pressing challenges. They are the innovators behind some of our most impressive achievements, in fields as diverse as offshore renewable energy and digital fabrication. This new building will provide our staff, students and industry partners with the latest technological advances to inspire their creativity and ingenuity now and in the future.”
The scheme has been designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, and project managed by AECOM, the contractor is BAM Construct UK.