The Bridge Advanced Engineering R&D Centre is a collaborative scheme funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Greater Lincolnshire LEP and University of Lincoln.

We are growing our new home…

Check out plans for our new building

Located in the heart of Lincoln, adjacent to the University campus and the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park, The Bridge is already at the forefront of advanced engineering research. The new building will incorporate additional laboratory infrastructure, testing and analysis capabilities and a training and innovation centre to enable us to provide for materials research across Lincolnshire and beyond.   

New Laboratories

Wet lab with walk-in fume hoods

Dry lab for sample processing

Materials testing and analysis

Clean room environment

Data processing environment

Analytical provision

Advanced transmission electron microscopy

Scanning electron microscopy

Atomic force microscopic analysis

Tribology and more

Complements our existing, comprehensive analytical suites

Main Building Features

The Bridge’s new home will incorporate purpose-built analytical labs, focused around development and characterisation of functional new materials. With a focus on surface analysis and material performance and interaction, we are creating an environment to benefit businesses across multiple sectors. The building will include a meeting/training suite and innovation lounge, making The Bridge the place to develop new collaborative research projects.

New Capabilities

The University of Lincoln has cutting edge research centres at the interface of chemistry and engineering with significant provision in synthetic methodologies, analytical sciences, including elemental analysis, mass spectrometry & molecular spectroscopies, as well as advanced materials processing and manufacturing. The Bridge makes available state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy in bespoke, dedicated environments. Coupled with wet and dry labs, a clean room and a mechanical testing area, The Bridge enables internationally-competitive research in a collaborative environment 

The numbers

£6.5M in funding from the European Union and Lincolnshire LEP

6 New Laboratories with dedicated infrastructure and instrumentation

40-seat training facility for interest groups, CPD and specialist training

Our building is projected for completion in








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