School of Engineering

Civil Engineering: Facilities

Civil Engineering Facilities

The school has an exceptional range of laboratories with a wide range of analytical instrumentation. These support our Civil Engineering research, teaching and commercial work.

On-campus laboratories include:

  • heavy structures
  • geotechnics and materials
  • climate controlled bi-axial material testing
  • environmental engineering including microbiology and pilot-scale laboratories
  • driving simulator
  • hydraulics and hydrology

We also have facilities based in the city and across the north of England that allow us to study full scale, real world science and engineering as it happens. These facilities include:

  • BE:WISE - Biological Engineering: Wastewater Innovation at Scale, Europe's largest wastewater treatment research facility
  • the Urban Observatory
  • the Key
  • instrumented engineering embankment
  • flood defence schemes
  • instrumented river catchment on the River Eden
  • hydro-borehole array
  • urban traffic management centre