Specialised Equipment and Facilities

At UCLan all laboratories, workshops and other specialised equipment and facilities are centrally managed, thus making them available to users right across the campus. As these resources are often based within a particular school, the following pages detail the resources that are available together with methods of contacting appropriate personnel, opening hours, locations and type of equipment available.

In some cases specific equipment or facilities may be available to commercial users at reasonable rates. This is indicated on the relevant page for each facility.

LIS technical services have a large amount of technical equipment available for loan to students and staff to fully support your course. Equipment includes digital cameras, DVD players, camcorders, data projectors, microphones, musical instruments and tripods.

A number of facilities can be booked using the Student Web Room Booking page.


Students using a T.V. production theatre  


A student using a CNC machine  


A student using a microscope  


A student using a land surveying level  

LIS Technical Services

Technical management contacts

Ian Blinkhorn | IT, AV and Computing
+44 (0)1772 893574 | Kirkham Building KM016

Steve Cooke | Creative Industries
+44 (0)1772 893197 | Media Factory ME126

Paul Critchley | Workshops & Engineering
+44 (0)1772 893216 | Harris Building HB127

Tony Dickson | Scientific Support
+44 (0)1772 893506 | Maudland Building MB114


The University has a searchable database or - Kit-Catalogue - that shows key facilities and equipment available. It is designed to facilitate sharing across the institution, with external partners and to encourage collaborative activities. Find out more about the Kit-Catalogue or access the database.