The University of York will be witnessing a new research centre building after the Interserve got appointed to construct it. This is a part of Interserve’s £35m investment by the York Global Initiative for Safe Autonomy.
Interserve will be involved in the construction works worth £10.4m as the contract will help develop specialist laboratories and testing facilities. The Robotics centre will be used to investigate driverless cars, hospital robots, and ensure that robots and AI are safe.
Based on the Heslington East campus, The York Global Initiative for Safe Autonomy is expected to strengthen the UK’s position as a leader in the safe introduction of advanced technology. It will house up to 100 researchers and support staff while bringing together industrial partners and world experts in the field.
The new robotics centre building plan includes a rooftop lab and specialist robotics design and testing equipment. The construction will start during this month and is expected to complete in 2021.
This project can bring long-standing relationships between Interserve and the University of York. The collaboration has previously delivered a range of facilities including the £27m Piazza Learning Centre, Hull York Medical School, and the redevelopment of the Heslington campus.