EPS College Workshop Facility

HAAS UMC 750 5-axis machining centreOur workshop facility is spread across two locations and currently has a team of nine staff with a diverse set of skills and vast experience in all areas of fabrication & manufacturing. The team is responsible for the design and manufacture of novel scientific instrumentation and apparatus for use in research & teaching.

Our Physics Workshop is equipped with state-of-the-art computer controlled two, three, four and five axis machinery and software as well as a variety of other new technology equipment, including a water jet cutting machine, a laser cutter/engraving machine, and a CNC router.

Our North Engineering Workshop has recently been re-modelled.  It has a suite of five CNC machining centres and has a ‘Casual User’ facility where post graduate students and staff from other disciplines can use machines under supervision after completing a three-day workshop training course. It has a welding bay with a range of welding machines and extraction system. This is complemented by a range of conventional workshop machines and a hydraulic rolling machine and hydraulic bending machine.

Our facility completes over 600 projects annually from all areas of the University. The variety of projects is extensive and necessitates the need for such an extensive range of equipment and machinery.

We offer high level consultation, design and manufacture of bespoke items for research and teaching.

General enquiries

Lorraine Wallace
EPS Workshop Co-Ordinator
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT
Email: L.L.Wallace@bham.ac.uk
Telephone: 0121 414 4545

Protocol for job submission

Email Lorraine Wallace (Physics West) or Jag Sangha (Metallurgy and Materials) with your job details, designs and time lines.

If required, visit the workshop and speak to an engineer about specific queries, designs and materials.

You will be assigned  a Job number to use throughout your communication with the workshop and added to the job queue.

The queue is worked through in a linear fashion and each customer/School is treated equally.

Additional information

Supply / purchase own material OR let us source it.

Up-front estimate of costs upon request.

Anodising available via external source.

Remember to include:

  • Measurements
  • Units of measurement
  • Tolerances where necessary
  • Material


Physics West, LG21

Laine Wallace
Warren Hay
David Taylor
Benjamin Fox
Matthew Piela
Scott Davies

Metallurgy and Materials, GD02

Jag Sangha
Anthony Page
Tony Barnes