University of Southampton

Experimentation facilities in engineering science

UKRPIF award: £10 million
Officially opened: November 2015

The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) supported the University of Southampton to deliver three capital projects, as part of the institute’s Boldrewood Innovation Campus:

  • Construction of a large experimentation building focussed on fluid mechanics (both hydro and aero-dynamics)
  • Refurbishment of the institute’s RJ Mitchell Wind Tunnel, to support industrially applied research
  • Development of Iridis 4, the institute’s next generation of high performance computational and data handling facility

Through world-leading research and teaching, work undertaken within the Boldrewood Campus targets UK competitiveness in sectors that include: maritime and marine, aerospace, rail, offshore, environmental and structural engineering.

As well as the UKRPIF award, co-investment was provided by the University of Southampton’s long term strategic partner Lloyd’s Register.