Advanced Engineering and Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence

Project

Advanced Engineering and Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence

Speller Metclafe has been appointed as construction partner to build a new £8.1 million City of Wolverhampton College technical centre as part of the City of Wolverhampton Council’s ‘City Learning Quarter’ vision.

The Advanced Engineering and Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence will secure hundreds of jobs in the local economy and create learning opportunities for thousands of students – specialising in engineering and automotive, including electric vehicles (EV).

The technical centre has been designed for engineering and motor vehicle studies – focusing on new electric, hybrid and traditional vehicles, CAD and robotics facilities, delivering a multi-skilled, flexible workforce addressing skills shortages in the city. Almost 5,500 learners and 954 apprenticeships are forecast over the first 10 years of the centre.

It is phase one of the Council’s City Learning Quarter masterplan and will be funded by £7.7 million from the West Midlands Combined Authority, with the remainder from the Black Country LEP.