Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


2 Dec 2019

Eccleston Student Engineering Centre Opens

ESSC Launch 2019

Loughborough’s Formula Student team have moved into the Eccleston Student Engineering Centre and are using it to build this year’s car, LU Motorsport’s first ever electric Formula Student car.

The move, which was made possible thanks to the generosity of donors Barry and Valerie Eccleston, has provided the team with a purpose-built space to work in and top-of-the-range equipment, such as a laptop that allows the team to collect and analyse data both trackside and in the lab. Donations drive Loughborough
students to car-racing success.

The relocation took place during the team’s most successful season to date – which saw them place 4th out of 81 teams at Formula Student UK and named best UK team in Austria whilst achieving their fastest ever skid pad time.

Thanks to the support of our donors, the team is looking forward to building upon these achievements in the upcoming season.

The Eccleston Student Engineering Centre is for students across all engineering disciplines, to design and build everything from models and prototypes to drones and race cars and the space is also being used for the Space Society, led by Aeronautical Engineering student, James McKevitt.

Top image features three graduate Formula Student members including Team Leader for 2019, Monty Jeacock-Fewtrell and Departmental staff, along with Valerie and Barry Eccleston (front.)