The engineering workshop is situated in the Faculty of Science The engineering workshop is situated in the Faculty of Science

UEA Engineering Workshop photo

The University has an engineering workshop facility that provides a design, prototype and development engineering service for the construction of research and teaching equipment for staff and students within the University and across the Norwich Research Park. External contract work is also undertaken.

The facility consists of both mechanical and electronic workshops and is staffed by four experienced engineers. We provide a full range of services from fitting a simple mains plug or drilling a hole in a piece of wood to the design and construction of complex instrumentation. Work can be undertaken using a wide range of materials.

Services available

  • Design and development of bespoke instrumentation using CAD software
  • Equipment modification and repair
  • Routine maintenance of equipment
  • Electrical safety advice
  • Circuit board prototypes and production
  • Precision machining
  • Fabrication
  • TIG and MIG welding

Location and contacts

The workshops are situated on the ground floor of the Sciences building. Mechanical Workshop 5/02.08, Electronics Workshop 5/02.18. The building is marked by a yellow dot on the Campus Map and the building layout can be seen using the Floor Plan.

Queries can be emailed using or directly to:
Mr Dave Blomfield, Electronics Chief Technician: Tel. 01603 592502; Email



Information for using the facility
Job request form
Advice on the costing of jobs for research grant proposals
Check on progress of a current job (this will send an email through to the workshop)
Feedback (this will send an email through to the Head of Technical Resources)