Having moved onto site in early December, the construction company has made an impressive
start to the construction programme. Taking full advantage of the absence of any
severe frost, which would have restricted concrete works, they were able to get
the majority of the foundation pads in place before the Christmas break. As a result,
erection of the steel framework began in the first week of January.
The new buildings will house over 40 new classrooms, well over 50 meeting rooms,
five conference rooms, a state-of-the-art library and several lecture rooms. This
will enable TWI to upscale the volume of training delivered in the UK, and provide
specialised training areas in the 1,600m2 of workshop space. In here there will
be a dedicated area for practical welding, radiography and NDT (non-destructive
testing), including DPI (dye penetrant inspection) and (magnetic particle inspection).
There will also be an ultra-modern restaurant and café, and a connecting area called
‘The Street’ that will house relaxation zones and informal meeting areas.
Aside from new training facilities, there will be a 3,200m2 engineering hall where
electron beam welding, friction welding and large specimen NDT activities will take
place. A further 2,000m2 will be taken up by the new National Structural Integrity
Research Centre’s laboratory space.
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