The building was developed with financial support from Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and the Higher Education Funding Council and in partnership with Shoreham-based Ricardo UK, the Shoreham-based global engineering, strategic and environmental consultancy and specialist manufacturer. The Wolfson Foundation have also supported the building with a £500k grant for state-of-the-art equipment.
University of Brighton Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris said: “The Advanced Engineering Building is opening in our 25th year as a university. It is a great addition to our facilities and an inspiring environment for the next generation of engineering students and researchers. The university is extremely grateful to all of those bodies whose generous support has made all of this possible.”