UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities

The UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) will enable the UK to develop a world-class national infrastructure capability combining physical and social sciences and engaging all scales of government, industry, academia and end-users at a sufficiently meaningful scale to de-risk, help prioritise and provide evidence for future national infrastructure investments. It will result in significant direct and indirect societal and economic benefits to UK cities and to the country overall.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is working with 14 university partners (Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cranfield, Imperial, Leeds, Loughborough, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton and UCL) in this collaboratorium as the delivery partner for the UK government’s investment of £138 million:

  • Buried Infrastructure Lab, University of Birmingham
  • Linear Infrastructure Lab, University of Southampton
  • Centre for Infrastructure Materials, Imperial College London, University of Leeds, The University of Manchester
  • Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction, University of Bristol
  • Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing, University of Cambridge
  • Urban Water Infrastructure Facility, Cranfield University, Newcastle University, The University of Sheffield
  • Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory, University College London
  • Integrated Urban Infrastructure Labs, Newcastle University
  • Infrastructure Database, Modelling, Simulation and Visualisation Facilities, University of Oxford.

Visit the UKCRIC website for more information.

Last updated: 12 September 2023

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