A research in a growth room in the Sir David Read Controlled Environment Facility

Sir David Read Controlled Environment Facility

Opened in 2004, this facility is the culmination of a £10.4 million investment by the Joint Infrastructure Fund and an additional investment of £3.6M as part of what is now the Institute for Sustainable Food. This is a world-leading facility for the advancement of plant and climate research.

Knowledge Exchange

Our Knowledge Exchange team is available to unite academic experts from the University of Sheffield's departments with colleagues from the public and private sectors, to develop new products, processes and services.

Related information

We're part of the University of Sheffield's Institute for Sustainable Food:

We're based in the School of Biosciences:

Other facilities

Alternative plant science research facilities are available at the Arthur Willis Environment Centre:

The University of Sheffield is home to world leading plant and soil research: