Our £6.2m world-class Science and Engineering Innovation Centre at our Chorley Campus is built to provide an educational centre of excellence with new industry-focused facilities and to help boost the local economy.

Packed with cutting-edge laboratories and workshops equipped with the most innovative and advanced facilities, the self-contained unit allows up to 400 students a year to study science and engineering, transforming training in the area as part of a drive to “revolutionise” employability skills.

By combining a diverse range of Sixth Form subjects, university qualifications and apprenticeship programmes, the centre helps transform science and engineering skills, in terms of both volume and quality through this development.

Science & Engineering Innovation Centre ClassroomScience and Engineering Students test out a robot

The project received £4.3m from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and was officially opened with a special ceremony attended by a number of local business leaders and civic dignitaries in September 2016.

Edwin Booth, Chairman of the LEP and Booths Supermarket owner, unveiled the commemorative plaque following a tour of the centre and said how the Science and Engineering Innovation Centre at Runshaw was one of a network of modern centres across Lancashire benefiting from a £30m LEP investment.

We look forward to welcoming future generations of students who will travel from across the region to learn skills from a range of industries; from aerospace and advanced manufacturing, to medical and scientific professions.

Chorley Campus