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Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy


We are home to research facilities across a wide range of research areas and sectors, from healthcare to engineering and physics.

Use our facilities

Our facilities are available for academic or commercial partners to use. Click on a facility below to find out more, or contact us with information about your project to find out if we can help.

On this page are just a few of our flagship facilities - view our department websites for a full list of the equipment and technologies we have available.

Flagship facilities

Select a facility for more information or to contact the team about a potential project.

Mechanical Workshop

Sparks flying in front of an engineer welding

The Mechanical Workshop is an open-access workshop where students and staff can use equipment and receive support in making mechanical components. The workshop includes a suite of XYZ CNC milling machines for teaching purposes, including lathes and mills. All the CNC machines are interfaced with Solidworks and CAMworks to allow students to export their designs from Solidworks straight to manufacture.

The workshop also includes additional equipment, including a water jet cutter, industrial guillotine and other items. There is a dedicated welding and fabrication workshop equipped with MIG, TIG, brazing equipment and a hearth.