In 2015 the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) announced its intention to create a historic and transformational change at its Preston Campus through a £200 million Campus Masterplan development. The new facilities will attract and retain new talent and create a cutting-edge environment that showcases UCLan’s key principles of openness, transparency and accessibility, whilst developing a skilled workforce which meets local, national and international needs.Over the course of the last three years the University has succeeded in creating two £8.15 million social spaces for staff and students, one £1.5 million multifaith centre named Oasis and a £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).
The EIC opened in October 2019 and is an advanced, state-of-the-art teaching and research facility which engages directly with industry and provides students with real-world experience on live projects. The EIC acts as one of the driving forces behind the industrial strategy both on a regional and national scale, addressing the need for innovation and producing the next generation of world-class engineers.Find out more about these exciting changes to the University Campus, tour the new award winning EIC and see how UCLan are investing their money.
8am arrival refreshments and pastries
8.15am Welcome from Ian Coupe
8.30am Capital Masterplan update – Amy-Louise Thompson
8.50am EIC presentation – Iain Martin
9.10am Tour of EIC
Guest speakers:Capital Projects Presentation – Amy-Louise Thompson, Regional Projects Senior OfficerEIC Presentation and Tour – Iain Martin, Engineering Innovation Centre Engagement Manager
The presentation and refreshments will take place on the third floor in room: EIC317 – Innovation Space.Registration will take place on the ground floor.