The University of Salford will begin construction in summer of 2021 on the £13 million Centre of Excellence in Intelligent Automation and Robotics in the United Kingdom. Designed by 5plus architects, the 21,000-sf facility will provide a variety of instructional spaces as well as specialized labs for robotics, manufacturing, and health technologies. An automotive hub on the ground floor will accelerate the development of new transportation and mobility solutions. The flexible building will also house offices, meeting rooms, workshops, and collaboration zones. BREEAM sustainable design certification will be sought for the project, which is slated for occupancy in fall of 2022. Built by Morgan Sindall, the Centre of Excellence will anchor the university's innovation district, which will offer enterprise and incubation space for startup companies. The project team includes Dooley Associates, Faithful+Gould, RoC Consulting, and Buro Happold Engineering.