Access Facilities

Our cTAP £11.3 million technology facility enables businesses to access a suite of cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities worth almost £7 million. All our facilities are supported by teams of experienced technicians. Access a huge range of equipment, laboratories space via a variety of agreements, from one off usages to exclusive hire. 

Available instrumentation

Magnetic Resonance Suite
Solution State
Solid State
Mass Spectrometry and Separations
Microscopy and nanofabrication
Optical Spectroscopy

An overview of the space

The three-floor building will provide more than 10,000 square feet of space to house facilities, including laboratory and write-up space, meeting accommodation and dedicated rooms for instrumentation.

Independent assessments underpinning the case for investment in the cTAP estimate that the investment will enable the university to realise £90 to £150 million in additional value to the economy over the next 15 years. It will also see the creation of more than 100 high-value jobs within SMEs.

North West England hosts the largest manufacturing sector in the UK generating £21 billion. There are 16,500 high value manufacturing companies in the North West, employing 400,000 people.


The cTAP programme is part-funded (£9,084,336) from the North West operational Programme for the European Regional Development Fund.