Phase II of the National Composites Centre.
Phase II of the National Composites Centre.

The Centre, which is owned by the University of Bristol, opened in November 2011 and is an independent, open-access national centre to deliver innovation in the design and rapid manufacture of composites. (See UK’s National Composites Centre open for business.)

The NCC will use the money to construct additional facilities adjacent to the existing building. The new building will provide increased capacity and a dedicated high speed composite manufacturing technology facility, and will also be used for training. It is planned to be completed by second quarter of 2014.

"Composites is key to the future of many UK sectors and their endeavours to reduce CO2 emissions. The extended NCC, which will provide for further innovation in multi-sectoral manufacturing and technology development, skills and education, and offering greater support for SMEs and the supply chain, will be fundamental in allowing the UK to remain competitive in this rapidly growing global market." 
Peter Chivers, NCC Chief Executive 

This new investment takes total government funding in the centre to over £40 million.