Institute of Rail Research


DarntonB3 act as architect, project manager and lead consultant for this major research project at the University of Huddersfield.

The project provides research and development test facilities for railway rolling stock, under license to various operators. The scheme incorporates heavy engineering within a specialist analytical laboratory setting. Innovation has been applied within the design process to address the unique requirements of such a specialist research project, including the combination of civil engineering and controlled environment spaces.

Construction has commenced on site and is due to complete in 2016.



DarntonB3 Architecture

DarntonB3 is an award winning, experienced firm of international architects. They provide an architect-led multi-disciplinary consultancy covering design and project management services. DarntonB3’s approach to design and operations provide a comprehensive, client focused service for schemes throughout the UK and internationally.