The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund has committed capital investment of £28.9 million to enable construction of the £70m IAAPS facility.

Research England is a public body that shapes healthy, dynamic research and knowledge exchange in universities. It distributes over £2.2bn every year to universities, primarily in England but also in the rest of the UK; it works to understand their strategies, capabilities and capacity; and it supports and challenges universities to create new knowledge, strengthen the economy, and enrich society. Research England is part of UK Research and Innovation alongside the seven Research Councils and Innovate UK. Find out more

Research England administers the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF). Currently in its sixth round of operation, the UKRPIF supports investment in higher education research facilities and has allocated £680 million to 43 projects and attracted over £1.73 billion of co-investment from more than 160 businesses, charities and philanthropists. The aims of the fund are to: 1. Enhance the research facilities of HEIs undertaking world-leading research 2. Encourage strategic partnerships between HEIs and with other organisations active in research 3. Stimulate additional investment in university research 4. Strengthen the contribution of the research base to economic growth. For further information visit UKRPIF