Derby’s bid to establish a world-beating advanced manufacturing research centre took a step closer last night, when Cabinet approved plans to deliver the new facility with its partners Nuclear AMRC, University of Derby and IPD LLP (the Developers). The new Manufacturing Research Centre (MRC) at Infinity Park Derby is expected to create up to 70 high value jobs. It will be operated by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), part of the national High Value Manufacturing Catapult, which helps companies develop new techniques and processes to win work in the nuclear sector and tackle manufacturing challenges in automotive, rail, aerospace renewable energy and other high-value sectors. Last night’s decision has given Derby City Council and its partners the green light to progress plans for the £15m initiative. The next stage will see a planning application submitted in February next year, with work on site expected to begin in August 2021.
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