London home for STEM hub

A science and engineering hub designed to house organisations from across the science and engineering sectors has opened in London.



HRH the Duke of Kent, the president of the Engineering and Technology Board, and the Engineering Council UK, opened the facility, designed to encourage joint working across the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) community.



The open-plan building in Holborn is the new collective home of the Engineering and Technology Board, the Engineering Council UK, SEMTA, STEMNET, Women into Science, Engineering and Construction, the Sector Skills Development Agency, and Engineers Against Poverty.



HRH The Duke of Kent said: ‘I am delighted to be here to open this essential STEM facility, which will help bring together crucial organisations from across the science and engineering communities.’



Sir Anthony Cleaver, chairman of the Engineering and Technology Board, said: ‘By bringing together key representatives of the STEM community, this office will encourage collaboration and joined-up thinking. This initiative is already bringing the community together to help promote the crucial role of science and engineering in solving the challenges of the modern world.’



Prof Kel Fidler, chairman of the Engineering Council UK, said: ‘I am delighted with the new offices and very pleased that the Engineering Council’s president, HRH the Duke of Kent, has been able to mark the occasion of their opening.’