The University of Southampton have created the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) at their Boldrewood Campus. This is a Maritime Centre of Excellence (MCE), and aims to be a world-leading centre for innovation, business and education in maritime engineering sciences and other relevant maritime disciplines at the heart of the Solent Maritime Cluster. 
The development incorporates the Lloyd's Register Global Technology Centre, the University Engineering Centre of Excellence and a new institute for Marine and Maritime Research. Lloyd's Register are moving 400 members of it's team to the new purpose built facility at Boldrewood, establishing a new Global Technology Centre. This will be the cornerstone of Lloyd's Register global marine research and technology network. Wates Construction are designing and fitting-out the interior of Building 175. This building is being leased by the University to Lloyd’s Register, who will share the study and research area with the University. The development for the University of Southampton and Lloyd’s Register will bring together a world-leading centre of expertise in one of the largest research collaboration of its kind in the UK. 
The 4.3 hectare site places the university at the forefront of maritime research through the co-location of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute and research facilities supporting the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment with Lloyd’s Register’s Global Technology Centre. This unique collaboration ensures students and researchers have access to real life case studies while Lloyd’s Register engineers have access to cutting-edge research. The £140m scheme is Grimshaw’s largest European university project to date and it includes the overall master plan and design of all buildings on the site.
Client: University of Southampton
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Main Contractor: Wates Construction
Project manager: Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon LLP
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Services Engineer: Arup
Client PM: CBRE Ltd
Sub contractors: O'Neill and Brennan, Skanska, Houston Cox, Beveridge Flooring, Lakesmere, RBS, KSD, Shorelands, Safeguard, Roofline, Champion, Dancor. Funding: Higher Education Funding Council, South of England Economic Development Agency.
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