UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


Facilities at CEGE

Discover the labs, work spaces and resources on offer within CEGE, both at UCL's main Bloomsbury campus, and at Here East in Stratford, East London.
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Controlled Active Ventilation Environment (CAVE)

Welcome to the Controlled Active Ventilation Environment (CAVE) laboratory! CAVE is a unique large scale air quality and ventilation lab for applied and fundamental science and engineering studies. At CAVE we create fully monitored and full-scale "living labs" for testing. We use the main laboratory space to simulate realistic external urban environments, and then construct full-scale buildings within the space to simulate realistic indoor environments.


Person Environment Activity Research Laboratory (PEARL)

PEARL (Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory) is a unique facility to explore the ways in which people interact with their environment. It is a massive space – around 4,000m2 and 10m high – in which we can create life-sized environments under controlled conditions so that we can examine how people interact with the environment and other people.


Structural & Environmental Testing at Here East (StrEnTHE)

Structural & Environmental Testing at Here East (StrEnTHE) is CEGE's new laboratory for large-scale structural and environmental testing is based at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London

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