Carter lands £35m aircraft design centre deal Ι Construction Enquirer



  • R G Carter has started work on a £35m research centre at Cranfield University that will change the design of future aircraft.
  • Adjacent areas introduce space for manufacturers to conduct private research, alongside office space, and meeting rooms for the university research team and partners.
  • Architects CPMG have designed the Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC) and groundwork has now begun at the Bedfordshire site

    The centre will bring together academic research and testing of new ideas by co-investment partners Rolls-Royce and Airbus.

  • This will provide a showcase for the university and its partners, accommodating exhibitions and conferencing, as well as informal meeting areas.
  • The three-storey building includes an open laboratory space with a 40m clear span, capable of housing large airframe integration projects, presentation and visualisation space alongside state-of-the-art simulation facilities.


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