Engineering building

The state-of-the-art engineering building will contribute to the University's vision of promoting multi-disciplinary, collaborative learning and supports the predicted increase in demand for skilled engineering graduates across the region.

Our ambition is to make UWE Bristol one of the top schools of engineering in the country. We have designed our new engineering building hand-in-hand with our vibrant new practice-based curriculum. We teach in a very different way and bring engineering to life through real world problems and live industrial briefs. 

We build on entrepreneurial skills and ensure all our graduates are business-aware as well as technically qualified.  

UWE Bristol School of Engineering virtual tour 

The building’s 8500m2 will house specialist laboratories and workshops along with digital engineering facilities and will support 1700 students, and 100 academic and technical staff enabling us to further expand our successful engineering programmes.

The building, granted consent by South Gloucestershire Council, will contribute to the University's vision of promoting multi-disciplinary, collaborative learning and supports the predicted increase in demand for skilled engineering graduates across the region.

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Project update

The original schedule was for the building to be completed in July 2020. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the contractors and the University have been working hard to get the project completed as soon as possible. The building is now scheduled to partially open for use in October 2020 and fully completed by February 2021.

"We want to make UWE Bristol one of the top schools of engineering in the country. The building will help attract a diverse, creative and innovative student body to the engineering profession, address the future skills gap in the region and respond to the emerging demand for engineering Degree Apprenticeships."

Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Steve West Vice-Chancellor and President