Future Technology Centre update – Issue 5

Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith - watched by members of the University Executive Board and partner organisations - breaks the ground of the Future Technology Centre.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith – watched by members of the University Executive Board and partner organisations – breaks the ground of the Future Technology Centre.

Last week, there was an air of celebration when the official ground-breaking ceremony took place for the new Future Technology Centre. At the ground-breaking ceremony, Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith was joined by University Board members and governors, and representatives from Brymor Construction Ltd and consultancy firm Faithful+Gould. Professor Galbraith said ‘This is more than about a building. The FTC is part of how we are making our degrees more real. This is not only about being relevant to real-world issues, as shown by the FTC’s strategic agreements with multinational companies, Carl Zeiss Ltd and 3D Systems.

‘It is about being relevant to an ever wider group of people. One of the biggest challenges facing the UK is attracting women into engineering. The FTC and the degrees it delivers will have a strong focus on addressing this challenge.’ (Further information can be found in the press release that followed the event.)

This celebration marked the start of construction on site. Due to being in Portsmouth the next step that is required will be an Unexploded Ordnance Survey to ensure the site is safe. Once this is complete the piling rig will arrive on site early October to start installing the foundations for the building. As the work progresses we will keep you updated with images and videos from the time lapse camera.

We apologise for any inconvenience or disturbance caused during this time.

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