The University of Sheffield sought to create 3 more additions to the Rotherham AMP, nestled beside Bond Bryan’s Factory 2050 – the three buildings being the Integrated Civil & Infrastructure Research Centre (ICAIR), the Laboratory for Validation and Verification (LVV), and the Royce Translational Centre (RTC) with each different building serving a different purpose. Won as three different lots in a University of Sheffield Framework mini-competition process, these three separate buildings make up the Sir Henry Royce Institute.
The vision for the RTC is to focus on innovative materials processing technologies, working from fundamental proof of concept at lab scale, to demonstration scale, bridging the ‘valley of death’ for technology uptake.
With a complex brief to adhere to, Bond Bryan were able to create a building both unique in its varying forms and highly significant to its dual functions.
Factory 2050 is the UK’s first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing facility for collaborative research.