Milestone for research centre

Fri 12 July 2019, 11:15 am

A commemorative plaque was unveiled to mark the latest milestone in the development of a new 70m research centre, which will lead the development of ultra-low emission vehicles.

Science minister, Chris Skidmore, unveiled the plaque in June that is destined for the University of Bath’s Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) due to open in 2021.

IAAPS will be located on the outskirts of Bristol, at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, and will support the automotive industries in meeting future air quality standards.

At the plaque unveiling attendees had the chance to take a tour through the IAAPS building, using the latest virtual reality headset technology. The Institute will create more than 50 jobs on-site in 2021, and support nearly 1,900 new jobs in the industry across the supply chain.