Broadway Malyan worked closely with FEV and the university from the beginning of the project and travelled to Germany to study other FEV facilities to ensure the new test centre met the specific requirements of the project.
Internally the test cells are based around a central corridor that allows a forklift truck to deliver engines from the prep areas direct to the test cell bed. The test cells share a dedicated utility space where all the fuel connections are made outside the cell and a separate control room nearby monitors all the cells remotely. The engines can also be controlled and monitored remotely either by FEV in Germany or by the specific engine suppliers.
Externally, the design incorporates a repeating pattern that conceptually reflects the signal wave generated by an engine in operation, creating visual interest as well as assisting with reducing the visual impact and mass of the building.