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  • £7.9m

    project value

  • 2,398m²

    floor space

  • 2020

    project completion

Cutting edge aerospace technology centre in Somerset



HIGHLIGHTS

  • New cutting-edge aerospace technology centre
  • Purpose-built research, design and innovation facility

Procured through the Scape Major Works England and NI framework our team are constructing a new cutting-edge aerospace technology centre in Somerset.

Located on land owned by Leonardo Helicopters and situated next to their Somerset operations, the new iAero Innovation Centre will provide a purpose-built 2,398m2 research, design and innovation facility to support the growing aerospace sector in the region.

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Appealing to the design, engineering and technology aerospace supply chain, the new centre will offer high-quality office, light industrial and collaboration space as well as innovation support services.

The project is the latest innovation centre Willmott Dixon has built for Somerset County Council which are designed to help drive investment and growth in the region.

Neal Stephens, managing director of Wales and The West said:

‘‘This new facility will help Somerset to remain at the centre of the growing aerospace sector in the South West. The new building will attract additional investment to the area, helping to support new jobs and grow the local economy. We look forward to delivering it for our valued customer, Somerset County Council.’’

The iAero Centre is a very welcome boost for the region’s aerospace sector, which will ensure it remains at the forefront of technology. The proximity to Leonardo will foster close working relationships with regional SMEs and education, a clear focus for exciting research and development activities and a unique environment with airfield access.

The centre is set to open in Summer 2020.