Case Study

National Composite Centre

  • Client

    National Composites Centre

  • Sector area


  • Main contractor

    Sir Robert McAlpine

  • Project

    National Composite Centre

  • Location

    South West - Bristol

  • Date

    December 2013

  • Description

    A new £25 million research centre is to be built at Bristol’s new science park.
    The NCC, where high-quality composite products will be designed and made, will be built on a 54-acre site
    next to the Avon Ring Road.
    The NCC’s incredible 20-month journey began in November 2009 with the publication of the UK Composites
    Strategy by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, the selection of Bristol as the location for the
    NCC and the University of Bristol as owner and host of the Centre.
    The Bristol and Bath Science Park was identified as the specific site for the building in March 2010. In June 2010
    the five founding members (GKN Aerospace, Airbus, AgustaWestland, Rolls-Royce and Vestas) signed long-term
    partnerships with the NCC. In the same month planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council was granted.
    Physical work on the site began in August 2010. Construction work continued at break-neck speed and the building
    was finished in June. Also in June Umeco PLC joined the founding members.

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