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HSE's Science and Research Centre (SRC) is home to a wide range
of experimental facilities, many unique in this country. Our
550-acre site allows us the space to safely conduct energetic and
large-scale tests. Existing equipment can often be re-purposed to
customers' requirements and there is plenty of space to allow
development of bespoke rigs.
Other facilities are contained within our purpose-built
laboratory building, which also allows our technical and support
staff to work together across disciplines.
The Centre has excellent road and rail connections, and
Manchester International Airport is only 45 minutes' drive away.
There is easy access to the site for large loads and a 24-hour
We have recently built a number of Visitor Hubs around the site
to provide our customers with on-site office and welfare
facilities. Strategically placed near key facilities, visiting
staff can make the best use of their time, for instance between
observations of tests.
This interactive map shows the extent of the site and highlights
the main facilities:
Below is a list of most facilities on the site; not all appear
on the map for the sake of clarity.
Fire and Explosion
Horizontal Jet Fire
Dispersion and Fire
Pressure Combustor Facility
Dust Explosion Test
Tank Test Facility
Impact and Crashworthiness
Electrostatic Fluid Flow
Fluid Dispersion Test
Batteries and Energy Storage
Hazmat and Explosives
and Tunnel Facility
Hydrogen and Alternative Fuels
Gas Network Hydrogen
High Pressure Hydrogen Storage and Release Testing
Combined Gas Cycle Turbine
300 m² Multi-Purpose Test
Complete Worker Health
Containment Level 3 Microbiology
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