IESD, University of Chester
Refurbishment and development to a large building to house an Intelligent Energy System Demonstrator (IESD). The building was in excess of 70 years old, situated on the former Shell site and required significant works in order to accommodate the new laboratory spaces required.
The redevelopment now provides the University of Chester with office and laboratory space for research, innovation and development. The facility houses equipment for industry and academics, providing the capability for researchers to ‘plug and play’ with a number of facilities, across all aspects of energy systems (conventional and unconventional) and smart grids. All manner of energy sources are available for testing including the electrical grid, gas, solar voltaic and steam networks.