Former Top Gear presenter James May visited John McAslan + Partners new state-of-the-art  Lancaster University Engineering building on Thursday 23rd April.

The Lancaster graduate was up in the North West to meet the University’s Formula Student Race Car team, of which he is patron.  

James was hosted by the Head of Engineering, Professor Malcom Joyce, and was impressed by what he saw.

The new building is fantastic. Ecologically designed, full of great equipment – it’s a great place to study and conduct research
— James May

James took time to look over the student race car, a design project led by Dr Chris Lingwood, which sees a Lancaster team competing at Silverstone in the annual Formula Student championship. He complimented the team on the look and feel of their car and even offered to help make some of the components for the 2016 version.

Find out more about the award-winning project here.