Work is underway on the construction of new laboratories at the University of Cumbria’s campus at Fusehill Street, Carlisle.
The development has been partly funded by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which has invested £784,000 in the project to support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) disciplines.
Graham Haywood, director of Cumbria LEP, said: “It’s great to see this project taking tangible shape with the modular buildings going up to house state-of-the-art science laboratories.
“This is an important investment in skills development for STEM subjects within the county. The facility will help provide our regional industries with graduates with specific science skills.”
The investment will help the university – a partner of Choose Cumbria – offer degree-level qualifications in chemistry and biomedical science.
Sheila Pankhurst, deputy dean at the university, said: “It’s been very exciting to see the next phase of our STEM labs being lifted – quite literally – into place.”