With help from the European Regional Development Fund, our goal is to help the North West region’s manufacturing community access advanced technologies that will drive improvements in productivity, performance and quality.

AMRC North West is a gateway development on the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone which is part of the wider Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster.

The flagship facility is being built using a £20m grant from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal and extends the University of Sheffield AMRC’s footprint across the north.

AMRC North West will play a key role in driving recovery, growth, productivity and innovation, supporting Lancashire firms to compete nationally and internationally. The creation of a high-performing technical R&D team will enhance the manufacturing base of Lancashire, working with both manufacturing companies and their supply chains.

The cutting-edge research centre will combine modern office workspace with a flexible high-tech workshop facility and a triple-height atrium will form the social hub of the office space where occupants can interact and exchange ideas. A ‘social heart’ space will overlook the workshop where innovation-led R&D will be carried out with a focus on digital and additive manufacturing, vehicle electrification, battery assembly and lightweighting technologies.

Whether you are a large company or an SME manufacturer who wants to improve your productivity, or if you just want to know more about how AMRC North West can help you – we want to hear from you. 

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AMRC North West supports businesses to engage and adopt Industry 4.0 technologies demystifying and de risking the process through research, collaboration and knowledge.


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For further information please contact:

AMRC North West
Roy Chadwick Way
Samlesbury Enterprise Zone
Mellor Brook
Blackburn
BB2 7HP

nwadmin@amrc.co.uk 

01254 947100

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AMRC North West
Roy Chadwick Way
Samlesbury Enterprise Zone
Mellor Brook
Blackburn
BB2 7HP