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  • 3

    Projects for the university

  • 40%

    targeted local spend

  • 2019


Creating a low carbon technology centre for Coventry University


  • Latest project for Coventry University
  • Follows work to create campuses in Scarborough and Dagenham
  • Using live environment experience
  • Makes the university a leader in low carbon technology

Our team of science and technology sector experts are embarking on a new project for Coventry University to create a low carbon technology centre.

International engineering service provider FEV is working with the university to create a clean transport technology centre in Coventry that spearheads research into advanced powertrain (the main components that generate drive for a motor vehicle) development over the next decade.

Four state-of-the-art powertrain test cells will allow FEV’s and the university’s researchers and engineers to test and improve performance and emissions on a range of different powertrain concepts, including hybridized, electric, conventional and alternative fuel-based powertrains.

FEV and Coventry University will develop new low carbon technology

The new low carbon technology centre will open next door to Coventry University’s recently-launched National Transport Design Centre (NTDC), creating a cluster of transport-focused research and development facilities on the university’s Technology Park.

Procured through the Scape Major Works Framework the £15.5m project will create four testing cells, offices a workshop, car parking and soft landscaping.

The project will provide Coventry University with strong links into the engineering industry and as such create fantastic opportunities for both students and the local community which has a strong automotive heritage.

Professor John Latham, the university's vice-chancellor said, "This new centre represents another boost to the university’s and the city’s rich portfolio of transport research and development activities.
"We're delighted as one of the region’s universities to be playing a role in attracting investment from key international players in this field, and to be helping position Coventry at the forefront of advancements in low carbon technology."
Peter Owen, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the Midlands said “It is a pleasure to be working with Coventry University to create this cutting-edge facility. Research into low carbon technologies is incredibly important and as a carbon neutral business it is something close to the heart of all of us here at Willmott Dixon.”

This is the third project we've undertaken for Coventry University following the creation of its new-build Scarborough campus and recently completed works on its London Campus in Dagenham.