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
Software
Mass Spectrometry and Separations
Microscopy and nanofabrication
Optical Spectroscopy
X-ray

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.

Funding

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