CASE STUDY: Ansty Park | Wates

World-Class Research and Training Facilities

Score of 44
Considerate Constructors Scheme
HIGHLY SPECIALISED
Research Facility
'Very sustainable building'
BREEAM
Rating
EPC B

Industry and universities are working together defining technology for the future at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) at Ansty Park in Coventry. This ground-breaking home for innovation is one of the largest public sector investments in manufacturing for decades.

  • We are delivering a £30m Aerospace Research Centre where experts from the world’s major aerospace companies will shape the industry.
  • We are also working on MTC’s £14m Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre. This will tackle the UK’s skills shortage by training engineering apprentices.
  • In addition, we have worked on the development of the University of Birmingham’s £13m High Temperature Research Centre, which will enable fast, flexible design and manufacturing research and development on a global scale.

The outcome

Building Information Modelling (BIM) was used extensively in the design process at Ansty Park to help the client understand the spatial elements in the project. It also helped cut costs by avoiding any abortive work and identifying early on, any issues that needed to be addressed.

Off-site pre-fabrication has also been used extensively to guarantee improved quality control and increase the speed of construction to achieve critical sectional completion dates.

"I would not hesitate in recommending Wates Construction for projects where a significant degree of complex services and other process engineering installation is critical to the success of the project."
Roy Highfield
Head of Capital Programme, University of Birmingham

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