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Higher and Further EducationiMET (Innovation Manufacturing Engineering Technology)

iMET (Innovation Manufacturing Engineering Technology)

iMET (Innovation Manufacturing Engineering Technology) will deliver technical, advanced and higher vocational skills training in Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology to regional industry by providing specialist equipment in a modern environment within a facility that boasts excellent transport links. The two-storey building brings together industrial style workshops, laboratories and collaborative work environments

The double-height workshops provide space for larger scale training and a further wing provides smaller scale delivery rooms and specialist laboratories.  Between these a flexible collaboration space provides opportunities for informal group and project work as well as offering a venue for employer events.  The design aims to create an economic and flexible solution that will nevertheless create a distinctive, high quality addition to the campus reflecting the importance of the new facility.

Located at the Alconbury Weald Campus iMET will directly support the ambitions of companies here and in the wider local economy.  The land was gifted by the developer Urban&Civic and capital funding of £10.5million was secured by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP via its Growth Deal.

Thornton-Firkin are acting as Project Manager, Cost Consultant and Principal Designer (CDM).

iMET will also be a case study for the use of BIM and Government Soft Landings.