A first look inside the facility
After being on the site visit today, I really hope it promotes the University of Plymouth to everyone around, including all the women and young girls out there that may be afraid to go into the industry. It might help them to realise that it's accessible to everyone.
Second-year MEng (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering student
My first impression of the Babbage site is how big the building is, how big the scale is, and all the new facilities the University is going to be putting in it. It's really exciting. It's all really high-tech equipment that they're going to be housing in here.
Second-year BEng (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering student
This place is going to be an absolute home for me. I'm going to be able to come in here, do my dissertation, and learn more from the excellent professors that we have here. Currently, the facilities are all so excellent, but this is the next step forward.
Second-year BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering student
A great collaborative space
“It will be a great collaborative space between all the different design disciplines including engineering.”
We can solve problems when disciplines come together
- engineering science
- fluid mechanics
- and materials testing
Immersive Visualisation Suite
Heavy Structures and Geotechnics Laboratory
Materials Analysis and Characterisation Laboratory
Composites Engineering Laboratory
Autonomous Systems Test Laboratory
Energy and Sustainability Laboratory
Engineering Computing Laboratories
Precision Manufacturing Laboratory
Nanomaterials and Devices Laboratory
Digital Design Fabrication
The Babbage Building's superb spaces and facilities will encourage the creation and exchange of ideas between students across all disciplines, reflecting 21st-century working practices and the expectations of today's employers. This major investment to develop first-class teaching spaces, research facilities and laboratories reflects the successes of our STEM community; it will strengthen our relationships with industrial partners and will support the University in its mission to advance knowledge and transform lives.
Head of School and substantive Professor of Mathematics, School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Plymouth is undergoing something of a creative revolution. It is bringing design and digital innovation to the fore and ensuring the city’s creative sector can offer new opportunities, spaces and skills. This new facility will enhance the University’s place at the forefront of that, and mean we can continue to attract and nurture the design stars of the future.
Executive Dean for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
Re-imagining the next-generation campus
This is a landmark project that will have a number of significant benefits for the University and wider community. Over the past decade and more, we have invested in our estate and created outstanding research and teaching facilities in the arts and health, ocean science and sustainability. This project will enable us to build on our existing expertise in engineering and design, and provide staff and students with a facility that matches their aspirations and enables them to push the boundaries in addressing real-world challenges.
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Plymouth