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Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative

Advanced Manufacturing of Homes, Buildings and Infrastructure

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Laing O'Rourke and 21 Consortium partners have been awarded £22.1m grant funding to support R&D, Capital Investment and training in advanced manufacturing capability for the construction industry supply chain. The grant is awarded under the UK Government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative programme administered by Finance Birmingham. This will help address the gap in housing supply by creating a new facility for 10,000 new homes each year and help deliver the UK Industrial Strategy for Construction, targeting

• 33% lower costs

• 50% faster deliver

• 50% lower emissions

• 50% improvement in the import export trade gap

This will create over 1000 new sustainable and highly skilled jobs and apprenticeships throughout the supply chain.

The partners include Laing O'Rourke, Airedale, Apex Cables, Armstrong, Arup, Beckhoff Automation, British Gypsum/Saint Gobain, BRE, Crane, Crown House Technologies, Expanded, Explore Manufacturing, Fulcro, Grundfos, Hamworthy Heating, Hoare Lea, Select, SIG, Thorn Lighting, University of Cambridge, University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, WSP.