His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew The Duke of York has officially opened the Bond Bryan designed £21m AMRC Training Centre in Rotherham, the pioneering centre that is shaping young people and the future of manufacturing in the UK.
Prince Andrew said, “The level of learning and training here is absolutely outstanding and I wish all the apprentices, businesses and sponsors every success. I have been blown away by The AMRC’s contribution to the future.”
Following the opening of the centre, the building received a design commendation at the Sheffield Design Awards, a Biennial event organised by the Civic Trust with support from the RIBA.
Part of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, the centre focuses on providing the skills that manufacturing companies need to compete in global markets.
The Regional Growth Fund and European Regional Development Fund supported the centre and 250 students a year, aged from 16 upwards, are being taken on paid apprenticeships with opportunities to progress on to undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
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