School of GeoSciences

Contact the Mechanical Workshop

Contact details and information on access to the workshop for staff, students and visitors.

 The Mechanical Workshop is available for use by:

  • Students and staff at the University of Edinburgh ​
  • Students and staff from other universities
  • Other external users such as research bodies or commercial organisations

Important information

  • Access is subject to availability.
  • Prices may vary depending on work involved. 
  • Material costs have to be fully covered.
  • Special tooling requirements will be charged as required.
  • Prospective users should contact the facility to discuss requirements and costs involved. 
  • Staff and students within the School of GeoSciences must complete a technical request form.

For the wider University and all external users: 

Please contact the facility to discuss availability, as well as requirements and charging information.  

For staff and students in the School of GeoSciences: 



For further information about the workshop facilities, or to make a booking, please contact:

Dr Matthew Ball  Head of Technical Services

  • Telephone: +44 (0) 131 650 4847
  • Email:
  • Address:  Grant Institute, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, James Hutton Road, EDINBURGH EH9 3FE


The Mechanical Workshop is located within the School of Geosciences, at the King's Buildings campus, University of Edinburgh. 

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