University of Bath Plans Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems

Published 7-17-2019
  • University of Bath - Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems
  • University of Bath - Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems
  • University of Bath - Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems
  • University of Bath - Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems

    Courtesy of the University of Bath.

  • University of Bath - Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems

    Courtesy of the University of Bath.

  • University of Bath - Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems

    Courtesy of the University of Bath.

The University of Bath is planning to build the £60 million Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) in the Bristol and Bath Science Park in the United Kingdom. Designed by Stride Treglown, the 143,000-sf facility will provide research and development laboratories for the creation of ultra-low emission vehicles. The project will also include testing suites, offices, and instructional spaces for automotive engineering training programs. Supporting collaborative research with industry partners including Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, and McLaren, the IAAPS will be a global center of excellence for advanced automotive technologies, and will also promote regional economic growth by catalyzing a new automotive business cluster. DKA is the engineering consultant for the center's testing facilities with Rydon Construction as general contractor. Occupancy is expected in 2021.