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Bennetts completes £9.5m wave energy research centre

Bennetts Associates has completed a facility for researching wave and tidal power at the University of Edinburgh

The research facility features a 25m-diameter pool which can be used to recreate waves up to 28m-high and replicate currents from coastlines across the UK and Europe.

The £9.5million building also includes a model workshop, offices and meeting space and will be used to develop equipment used to provide renewable energy.

Bennetts Associates' FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility

Project data

Location Edinburgh 
Type of project research
Client FloWave (University of Edinburgh)
Architect Bennetts Associates
Project manager Mace
Structural engineer Arup
M&E engineer Arup
Quantity surveyor Sweett Group
Total cost £9.5million

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