Centre of excellence

Dudley’s Aluminium has secured a project, worth over £800,000, at the University of Plymouth.

Working with BAM Construction, the fabricator will install Kawneer capped curtain walling, windows, commercial doors and Louvreshield, as well as automatic doors, at the New Engineering and Design Facility at the university’s main city centre campus.

The low energy use facility will accommodate the School of Engineering, while providing additional space for the School of Art, Design and Architecture. The facility will feature large, flexible teaching spaces, modern equipment and state-of-the-art resources to reinforce the university’s reputation as a centre of excellence for engineering and design research, teaching and learning.

The build will be situated in a prominent location on the western edge of the campus, facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations across the university as well as with the local business community and regional industry partners.

Colin Shorney, managing director at Dudley’s Aluminium, said: “We are excited to be working with BAM Construction on the University of Plymouth’s New Engineering and Design Facility. We have worked on a number of brilliant projects in the educational sector, and it is great to be a part of another development that supports innovation, creativity and collaboration.”