Brunel laboratories
Blending traditional workshops with modern digital fabrication resources, the Brunel Laboratories provide invaluable resources for our students.
Situated at the heart of our city-centre campus, these facilities enable students to hone key practical skills, with advice and support from specialist technical staff, each with their own technical specialisms or skill-sets in practical arts, craft or digital processes.

We are committed to delivering the highest quality resources and technical support using up-to-date skills from expert staff who are impassioned in their subjects.

Richard WoodRichard Wood
School Technical Manager


Re-imagining the next-generation campus

Facilities in the Brunel Laboratories will be moving to the Babbage Building, our landmark engineering and design facility which opened in September 2023. 
New engineering and design facility
The University is committed to discouraging the use of private cars, however, it continues to permit very limited car parking on campus for staff and visitors who hold a blue badge.
Only students with mobility impairment will normally be permitted to park on the Plymouth campus.
The University operates a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) enforcement system to assist in maintaining an orderly and safe parking facility on its campus. The enforcement system is managed and operated in partnership with First parking LLP and the security department at the University.
Alternative parking can be found in Drake Circus shopping mall and the Regent Street car park nearby. Charges apply.
If we are experiencing technical difficulties with any of our University of Plymouth lifts, you will be able to check their status and find more information about them on our lift status page.
If you wish to report an issue with a lift that is not listed, please get in touch with us on +44 1752 588588 or email us at