Workshops, labs and making spaces

Our research in the School of Design has benefited from considerable and sustained investment in facilities. Design’s purpose built building provides specialist workshop, lab and making spaces to support interdisciplinary and commercial research; with a public facing exhibition area and adjacent presentation hall supporting a programme of research events.

We have a dedicated Experimental Studio that brings together STEM approaches with design insights and expertise to translate scientific and technological advances such as 3D printing, synthetic biology, organic electronics, sensors and technologies. We also have specialist research facilities enabling digital making and physical fabrication, allowing for the hosting of workshops and engagements with the public and collaborative organisations.

We provide a collaborate space for the CoCreate research group which brings together researchers from across the design disciplines and PGR students in one place, including two major EPRSC projects.

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