UKCRIC has 11 test facilities and 6 Urban Observatories across the UK at a number of partner organisations, many of which are already available for use by academics and students as well as industry and government.
If you'd like to use our facilities, it's important that you start talking to us early, to ensure we can provide the resources required for the proposed project. If you would like to enquire about using our facilities, please contact us to talk through your proposal. The first stage of the process will be to fill out an application form, which will shortly be available to complete on this page. Until then, please contact us and we can send you the form.
We will then arrange for you to visit the facility. We'll also discuss with you any potential intellectual property arising from the project, and put plans into place for its appropriate protection.
Please note that EPSRC-funded proposals will be given top priority for usage of the facility and accompanying equipment.
Full details of UKCRIC's test facilities and Urban Observatories can be found below.
|Test Facility||Based at||Contact|
|National Distributed Water Infrastructure Facility||University of Sheffield||Dr Alexey Bochenkov, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fire and Impact Laboratory for Resilient Infrastructure Materials||University of Manchester||Professor Yong Wang, email@example.com|
|National Infrastructure Laboratory||University of Southampton||Dr Duncan Crump, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Centre for Infrastructure Materials||University of Leeds||Professor Leon Black, email@example.com|
|Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory||UCL||Professor Nick Tyler, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|National Research Facility for Water and Wastewater Treatment||Cranfield University||Professor Paul Jeffrey, email@example.com|
|Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction Laboratory||University of Bristol||Professor Anastasios Sextos, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing||University of Cambridge||Dr Pieter Desnerck, email@example.com|
|National Buried Infrastructure Facility||University of Birmingham||Professor David Chapman, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advanced Infrastructure Materials Laboratory||Imperial College London||Professor Chris Cheeseman, email@example.com|
|National Green Infrastructure Facility||Newcastle University||Dr Ross Stirling, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Urban Observatory||Based at||Contact|
|Newcastle Urban Observatory||Newcastle University|
|Bristol Infrastructure Collaboratory||University of Bristol|
|Urban Flows Observatory||University of Sheffield|
|Cranfield Urban Observatory||Cranfield University||
Angela Colclough, email@example.com
|Manchester Urban Observatory||University of Manchester||
Matthew Harrison, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Birmingham Urban Observatory||University of Birmingham||
Professor David Richards
Head of UKCRIC Test Facilities
+44 (023) 8059 2848
Professor Stephanie Glendinning
Principal Investigator for UKCRIC Urban Observatories
+44 (0) 191 208 6612
Professor Jim Hall
Principal Investigator for DAFNI
+44 (0)1865 275847