A new technology centre is being built in Bristol

A new technology centre is being built in Bristol

A multi-million pound centre for aerospace technology is going to be in Bristol.

The Global Technology Centre will be based in Filton, and is expected to open in 2020. Where it will focus on the manufacturing and assembly of aircraft structures.

£32million research and development hub is funded by the giant GKN Aerospace, and the government’s Aerospace Technology Institute.

The 10,000 square metre centre will be home to 300 engineers who will work with the city’s universities; the government’s innovation network Catapult; and GKN’s supply chain.

Several institutes will benefit from the opening of the new hun, from PhD researchers to students.

Nishan Canagarajah, pro-vice chancellor of research, said: “This initiative will reinforce and extend the region’s capability in advanced manufacturing and provide an important platform for future growth, both of which are key to realising the UK’s Industrial Strategy.

The Centre, will be built on Horizon38 just of the A38, where each centre has its own technology focus. Covering manufacturing, thermoplastics and smart aero-engine systems.

Map over the new location of the Centre

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