The event brought together key stakeholders, including representatives from Safran, Roberts Limbrick, and Adams Fletcher, who joined the E G Carter & Co Ltd team in etching their messages onto the steel frame of the new facility.
Designed by local architects Roberts Limbrick the three-storey building will seamlessly blend modern architecture with a respectful nod to the site's rich aerospace history. One of the highlights of the design is an open-plan atrium that will showcase landing gear from the past, present, and future.
The New Technology Centre is poised to become a hub of innovation and inspiration, housing over 300 highly qualified staff. E G Carter & Co Ltd is proud to play a vital role in the completion of this visionary project, understanding the impact that it will have on future generations.
"We are thrilled to be part of this exciting venture with Safran Landing Systems," said Thomas Jones, Associate Director at E G Carter & Co Ltd. "The New Technology Centre will create a fusion of advanced design, aerospace heritage, and collaborative expertise, and we are eager to see it become a beacon of innovation."
The New Technology Centre is set to contribute to Safran’s mission to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. To achieve this, Safran Group has pledged to reduce carbon emissions from its production and office facilities globally by 30% by 2025. Specifically, the Gloucester site has seen a 28% reduction in both gas and electricity consumption since 2018.
The new building will be carbon neutral with the use of solar panels and improved insulation using recycled heat from the adjacent Heat Treatment facility.