Translational Energy Research Centre (TERC)

Project Information

Client The University of Sheffield
Service Quantity Surveying
Status Completed

Key features
• Zero carbon energy research facility
• BREEAM Excellent
• EDRF and BEIS-funded

The new Translational Energy Research Centre forms part of the University of Sheffield’s Energy Institute and is one of the largest, best-equipped zero-carbon energy, hydrogen, bio-energy, CCUS and combustion research and development facilities in Europe.

Funded by £7 million from BEIS and £10 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), TERC gives global companies and new technology start-ups access to advanced testing facilities and the opportunity to collaborate with leading academics in low-carbon energy research to find and test practical solutions to critical energy challenges through world-class research and dedicated testing. This includes finding and understanding ways to remove and reduce carbon-emitting energy processes and replace them with sustainable alternatives.

The 20,000 sq ft building features two laboratories, research equipment testing space and a 28,000ft² external space to the rear of the building where a number of larger pieces of pilot scale research equipment has been installed. The centre also includes office space, meeting and study spaces and a viewing area, so users can oversee the large-scale research and testing taking place.

As a result of high standards of environmental and sustainability credentials, the building has achieved a BREEAM rating of excellent.