Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) Manchester
The one-atom-thick material graphene has received a major commercial boost with the establishment of the GEIC. The centre is facilitating industry-led development of graphene applications in partnership with world-leading academics, in a concerted effort to accelerate the take-up of graphene and 2D materials across the globe.
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, the 8,400m² flagship facility has several funding partners: Masdar – an Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy and clean technology company, Research England, the European Regional Development Fund, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Innovate UK.
The site’s prime location in city centre Manchester, adjacent to the Mancunian Way flyover, gave access issues for our team. Therefore it was necessary to use cranes to move plant and cherry pickers to reach the higher levels.
Despite the accessibility issues, the Kalzip standard seam roof and hot melt with an open plan area were successfully installed.