Whether your interests are study, research or business development we have the right equipment and facilities. We continually develop our range of workshops and equipment so that today we can boast one of London's most highly-developed working environments. At LSBU we know that facilities alone are not enough, so all of our workshops and laboratories are supported by dedicated technical professionals.
We are proud of our state-of-the-art labs, workshop and studio facilities
We have recently invested heavily in the latest Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining technology and industry-standard lathes to produce intricate model making. Our Engineering students use the only workshops of this quality in London. Our thermodynamic facilities are to the highest industry standard and our 6 computer suites feature specialist software for each of our academic areas.
Our facilities for materials research are extensive and include sophisticated equipment for growing engineering coatings and functional thin films for devices such as solar cells. Supporting these are state-of-the-art characterisation techniques that probe materials at the nanoscale including electron and atomic force microscopies and nanohardness testing. We've also recently added scanning acoustic microscopy to non-destructively examine sub-surface defects and features.
Within science, our multi-purpose biochemistry laboratory has the space and facilities to carry out a wide range of chemical and biological tests. Our forensic laboratories feature the latest analytical equipment including electron microscopy and inductively-coupled plasma spectrometry - ICPMS. We also offer DNA testing and have strong links with London Fire Brigade.
Currently, buildings produce 40% of UK carbon emissions and at LSBU we are playing our part in reducing this. We are responding to the huge need for research and development facilities with our new £2.8million Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB). This unique resource supports the teaching, research and demonstration of low carbon energy technologies in the built environment. We're also building our own Flexible Climate Simulator. With it we'll test and develop new techniques and systems for buildings; civil/structural engineering; renewable energy and sport science and health. It will allow us to construct full scale and scaled environments to better understand climatic influence and be capable of controlling strict environmental conditions.
- Keith Marshall, Chief Executive, SummitSkills
The CEREB facility is very impressive because of the variety of systems it gathers in one place. It makes it easier to understand cause and effect. For example, the management software shows energy flows and then on the roof you actually see the equipment in action. This will make it much easier to help people, including students, to understand how technology works. The facility's flexibility means that as the technology moves on the next generation of renewable energy systems can be analysed and compared.
Based at the University, the London Food Centre investigates all aspects of food manufacture and its pilot plant area and kitchen are ideal for product development, featuring regularly in our knowledge transfer activities with industry. Our Human Performance area grows in reputation year on year and over the past 3 years we have assisted both elite/Olympic level and developing athletes.
One of the few found in London, our Anechoic Chamber is a key piece of equipment in our acoustic and environment testing work. This shielded room thins sound or electromagnetic energy and is used to test radio frequency (RF) and microwaves. It can test loudspeakers for directivity and sound power, undertake binaural recording, test hearing protectors and demonstrate fundamental acoustic principles. We also have 2 sound-proof booths for audiometric screening.
Our Architecture Studio enjoys views of many of London's landmark buildings and is an inspirational space. Along with this, our dedicated computer suite carries relevant professional software and a large plotter printer for an industry-standard studio.
The University's state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities are located in the Keyworth Centre and are available for hire at a competitive rate.
For further information about meeting and conference facilities, please visit our page about venue hire or contact:
Tel: 020 7815 7000
For further information about our Faculty facilities available to external organisations, please contact:
Business Services Manager
Tel: 020 7815 6530
For information about specialist facilities relevant to specific areas of research, visit our section on research themes.