The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Sheffield University has just opened an Apprentice Training Centre for young engineers.
The Bond Bryan designed facility will offer practical and academic training for up to 500 young apprentices per year, giving each access to a career in manufacturing.
With a construction value of £9m, the luminous four-storey teaching block, affectionately known as the ‘iceberg’, contrasts with black north-lit workshops that are reminiscent of buildings from the original industrial revolution.
Darren Southgate, Bond Bryan Director said, ‘the simple juxtaposition of light and dark forms plus simple lines have resulted in a sharp contemporary building that means business. It’s literally a beacon of light, in a new age of apprenticeship training, that can be seen for miles around. The AMRC offers world class training and facilities to a new generation of young engineers’.
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