Construction has started at TWI, Cambridge, to dramatically expand its engineering and research facilities. One of the three new buildings, due to be complete by the end of this year, will house the National Structural Integrity Research Centre. The state-of-the-art facility will offer industry-relevant training and research opportunities for the next generation of structural integrity engineers through its PhD and MSc programmes.
Images showing both internal and external views of the new facilities (below) have been revealed, which feature a total of approximately 25,000 square metres of research and engineering space, as well as MSc teaching laboratories and classrooms.
Other newly-built facilities accessible to NSIRC students include a library, conference centre, restaurant and ‘The Street’ – an enclosed, heated space with informal seating and meeting areas, linking all three new buildings to the existing TWI headquarters.