Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre
The students joining us in 2013 will have access to state of the art facilities that will greatly improve the range of our work in engineering teaching and practice.
Professor Simon Blackmore Head of Engineering
The Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre, home to the National Centre for Precision Farming, is a new building which opened in October 2013 and provides provide 'clean' engineering facilities including:
- electronics/mechatronics lab
- hydraulic lab
- research lab for tractors and machines
- accommodation for staff
- rooms for continuing professional development
- a state-of-the-art lecture theatre with space for a tractor
The £2.93m engineering building supplements existing resources and provides a physical base around which university/industry collaboration can be stimulated.
The building has many unique features that support product development and training, and also provide a means to verify health and safety measures in the design and development of new agricultural machinery and precision farming applications.
This development is BREEAM rated "Very Good" and we anticipate heating the building using renewable heat sources.