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Extreme Photonics Application Centre (EPAC)

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Glanville is proud to be working alongside Mace for the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to deliver the Extreme Photonics Applications Centre (EPAC). This brand new purpose-designed research facility at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire will house a unique, state-of-the-art high power laser system.

EPAC will be a world-leading centre for researchers and industry to better understand the composition of new materials and how they behave in different conditions. This highly strategic, disruptive technology directly supports the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy. This is reflected in the Government’s announcement to invest £71million in the EPAC through its R&D-focused Strategic Priorities Fund. A further £10million of funding is being supplied by the Ministry of Defence.

Glanville are providing Structural & Civil Engineering Design services.

Ruth Eve, Acting Director for Structural Engineering, at Glanville said:

“This is a truly exciting project to be involved in. Both because of the cutting edge research this facility will deliver once completed but also because of the design and build process which is using some specialist concrete technology.”

Terry Spraggett, Managing Director for Public Sector Construction at Mace, said:

“We are delighted to be appointed to deliver EPAC, marking another step forward in our relationship with the STFC. The Extreme Photonics Application Centre is a technically complex and challenging project, and we will use our experience in delivering cutting edge research facilities to realise the client’s vision.”

EPAC is scheduled to be in operation by 2024.