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The 5 wonders of Salford Crescent

As well as housing the Salford Innovation Forum, Salford Crescent is a hotspot for industry, education and community to help shape the future.

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As well as housing the Salford Innovation Forum, Salford Crescent is a bustling hotspot for industry, education and community to help shape the future. 

 

So what is the Salford crescent? 

 

It’s home to an internationally significant cluster of activity across various sectors. Placed just next to the University of Salford, with the Salford Crescent train station connecting it all around the city. 

This article will be focusing on the Innovation District right next to the Salford Innovation Forum, a network of hubs and laboratories in close proximity all thanks to 5 incredible resources available to use.

The 5 Wonders

  1.  The North of England robotics innovation Centre (NERIC)
  2. Energy House 2.0
  3. Prosthetics and orthotics lab
  4. Acoustics lad
  5. University of Salford

The North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC)

The North of England robotics innovation Centre or NERIC for short is the brand new Robotics lab that opened last month, only seconds away from the Salford Innovation Forum.

Specialising in Robotics and automation, the £16 Million facility serves as a hub for small to medium-sized industries (SMEs).

Looking to design, test and validate innovation in this rapidly growing area.

The centre will offer SMEs a one-stop shop for developing/applying robotics and automation to their business.

It will offer access to;

  • Onsite innovation support services
  • Products to be taken forward
  • Improved applications
  • Specialist equipment
  • Purpose-built facility

Link to Website –  https://neric.salford.ac.uk/

Energy House 2.0

Energy House 2.0 is one of the most extensive tests and research facilities in the North of England.

Through commercial and grant-funded research. The Energy House aims to lower consumers’ carbon footprint and energy bills, Helping businesses to understand how effective their products can be in this area. 

Within the facility, there are two environmental chambers each able to accommodate two detached houses. That can simulate wind, rain, snow and solar radiation to give an accurate simulation of the world. 

In the chamber, they can recreate various weather conditions with temperatures ranging from -20˚C to +40˚C.

This unique facility will help accelerate the progress toward low-carbon and net-zero housing design, following the success of the original energy house. 

Link to website –  https://energyhouse2.salford.ac.uk/

Prosthetics and Orthotics labs

The Prosthetics and orthotics lab is a £5 million-pound centre designed to develop the next generation of doctorly qualified leaders in Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Designing braces, footwear and insoles to help improve the quality of life for people needing them.

 

One of only two institutions in the UK offering this program, providing a great learning environment leading to fascinating career opportunities.

 

In this faculty you can get access to all listed below;

 

  • Bespoke Clinical suite

  • Plaster room

  • Fully tailored and equipped workshop

  • Macnice room and CAD CAM suite

  • Gym

  • Rehabilitation room

  • Anatomy room

  • Gait analysis lab

  • Additional Facilities

 

Link to Website –  https://www.salford.ac.uk/our-facilities/prosthetics-and-orthotics-labs

Acoustics lab

The Acoustics lad in the University of Salford is one of the oldest wonders of the crescent, being used for over 60 years helping companies and Students.

Research has led to products being sold worldwide

The Acoustic Centre has a unique range of facilities available;

  • World-class acoustic laboratories

  • State-of-the-art equipment

  • Reverberation rooms

  • Accredited calibration

  • Anechoic Chambers

  • Listening rooms

This is an amazing facility to have on our doorstep that not enough people know about.

For more information about the Acoustics Centre

Link to website –  https://acoustictesting.salford.ac.uk/acoustic-laboratories/

University of Salford

Opening in 1896, the University of Salford is at the centre of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, the University of Salford is now at the heart of 21st-century creativity and learning.

Opening in 1896, the University of Salford is at the center of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, the University of Salford is now at the heart of 21st-century creativity and learning.

 

You’ll find industry-standard facilities across the University of Salford, from a TV newsroom to birthing simulators, a wind tunnel to a working podiatry clinic, Europe’s first fully-climate-controlled Energy House, and much more.

 

Once you’ve graduated from the university you will be able to connect with hundreds of professionals worldwide through the alumni network. Meaning you will always be a part of the University of Salford.

Link to Website https://www.salford.ac.uk/

All of these buildings housed in the Salford Crescent have many opportunities to help develop and grow your specific business.

 

We are so lucky to have such a plethora of innovative buildings in such a close area to us. 

 

For more information about any of these buildings please visit the links below each section.

Want to find out more? Get in touch or come and join us at one of our upcoming events.

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Covid-19 Statement

Update – 11 August 2022

Our Innovation Centres remain operational and accessible, and provide a safe environment for our staff and customers. We continue to assess the risk of COVID-19 alongside the latest guidance from government. In the meantime our Innovation Centre remains COVID-19 Secure and fully open for business. Our detailed risk assessment can be found here.