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We are committed to the ongoing development of our spaces and offer a range of specialist equipment, supporting cutting edge research and innovation.

We also work collaboratively with businesses to hire our facilities to enhance research innovation, if you are interested in accessing our facilities or a specific item of equipment please contact us.


Sports Research

Our sport science facilities including physiology, biochemistry and biomechanics laboratories which monitor physical activity and assess sporting performance. Our equipment allows researchers to measure heart rate, oxygen consumption and blood lactate responses during exercise to establish VO2max as well as analysing muscle strength and movement patterns.

Some of our more specialist laboratory facilities include a DXA scanner measuring bone health and body composition and an environmental chamber which can simulate conditions of extreme humidity, heat, cold and altitude.

Person running on treadmill
Heart rate monitor
Retina Camera
Breathing data

Art & Design

We have a state of the art workshop to support research in the field of art & design, run by highly skilled technicians that can facilitate work in wood, plastic, metal and 3-D laser printing. Our facilities include a fully resourced printmaking workshop, that can offer screenprinting, relief printing, etching, book binding and letter press, as well as a photographic studio that can offer studio and lighting facilities as well as digital and chemical printing.

Wood work
3D Printer
3D Workshop

Creative Technologies

With over 40 years experience in acoustics, we are home to some of the most specialised facilities in the country, including large (200 m³) and small (52 m³) reverberation rooms, anechoic chamber (16m³) and an audiometry room for hearing measurements. Our equipment includes, sound power levels using ISO 3740, reverberation and other room acoustic parameters, field measurements of airborne and structure-borne sound insulation, and structural and human vibration. We have five fully equipped music studios with live and control rooms for recording and acoustic experiments.

For video production we have blue-screen chroma keying allowing the merging of studio recordings with background scenery from different places. Our first class motion capture room has a vicon motion capture system with 10 cameras allowing for real-time live tracking of human movement used for animation and motion studies.

Our technical facilities also contain virtual reality systems for immersive 3D graphics, rendition and visualisation, and five computer laboratories for developing software systems and technologies.

Motion capture
Mixing desk
Animation Studios
Acoustics Lab

Built environment

We have two dedicated laboratory facilities, approximately 535 m2 of floor space in total. One is based at Northern Terrace Building at our City Campus, the other is solely for research and development projects (particularly for large-scale bespoke testing equipment) and is located at Roundhay Trade Park. We use specialised software that includes FLAC, PFC2D, Clay Masonry Walling, and Infoworks Drainage.

People using highly specialised equipment
Surveying a fireplace
Person dropping some substance into a indoor well
People using highly specialised equipment to weld


Providing cutting edge facilities for undertaking biomedical bench research, consultancy and teaching, our modern, purpose built, multidisciplinary spaces contain the latest scientific equipment, with full Cat 2 microbiology facilities and two cell culture suites and a range of biochemical, microbiological, molecular and physiological analysis equipment.

Our state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a variety of allied health professionals and contains specialist equipment, including: Cycle and rowing ergometers, gas analyser, body composition analyser and a range of anatomical modelsPEG feeding model and a range of adapted equipment for rehabilitation activities andA range of high and medium fidelity human patient simulators, part-task trainers, video recording equipment and software for analysis and debriefing.

We also have a number of dedicated practice rooms that enable the practical application of anatomy, mobilisation, electrotherapy, massage, heat therapy, cardiovascular and respiratory testing, physiology, anthropometry, rehabilitation and first aid.

Biomedical testing facilities
Biomedical sciences laboratory - student
Microscopes in labs
Biomedical sciences laboratory

Leeds Business School Trading Floor

Our Trading Floor provides access to information and tools through Thomson Reuters and DataStream. This includes local and global economic and business news, historical and real-time economic and business data, the creation and monitoring of portfolio performance, firm level information, visual analysis through charting, thousands of research works on country and firm performance and the facility to transfer the information into relevant software. Thomson Reuters is one of the largest databases in the world and all these resources are equally important to students, professionals, researchers and academic staff.

Business floor trading table
Business floor - lecturer
Business floor trading room
computer design labs
library study space

Beckett developments

As part of our ongoing commitment to creating inspirational teaching and learning environments for our students and staff, over the next five years we will be investing £200 million in campus developments, covering a wide range of projects across our campuses. These are significant developments to enhance and improve the infrastructure, and provide modern and state-of-the-art facilities and spaces for our research community.

Projects include the recent expansion of the new high-tech Biochemistry and Microbiology laboratory, providing a dedicated research space for both our PhD and MSc students in biomedical sciences and, work is underway on our new Carnegie Teaching and Research Building which will provide specialist sports research facilities such as dedicated research laboratories, a hypoxic laboratory and a health and wellbeing studio. Also under construction is our state-of-the-art Creative Arts Building which will provide outstanding facilities for research in the creative arts and design sphere and will provide a hub for the creative performing arts with spaces that inspire.

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Biomedical research laboratory
Leeds Beckett Creative Arts Building
Carnegie Teaching and Learning Building