"I'm hopeful that this new space for Britain's best engineers at the University of Cambridge will catalyse great technological breakthroughs that transform how we live"
Sir James Dyson
Due to open in 2015, the Dyson Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering will be funded through a generous donation from the James Dyson Foundation.
The new Design Centre, which will be created through the remodelling of an existing workshop, will provide flexible, open plan space capable of accommodating a variety of practical design and workshop-based undergraduate activities.
"Academic rigour must meet with practical invention. These buildings will bridge the gap, encouraging engineers to apply their minds to creatively experiment and try new things"
Dame Ann Dowling, Head of Department of Engineering University of Cambridge