National Composites Centre

National Composites Centre NCC

With over 100 specialist composite engineers, designers and technicians working on innovative composite applications the NCC aims to be the world leading centre of excellence and innovation in composite technology.

Feynman Way Central
Bristol & Bath Science Park
Emersons Green
BS16 7FS
0117 370 7600


The National Composites Centre (NCC) provides industrial scale Research and Technology Development facilities to meet the needs of all sectors wishing to capitalise on the high-strength, low weight, corrosion-resistant qualities of composites materials.

The NCC has a broad range of technology capability which it makes available to UK composites companies on a pay per use basis.


The NCC is hosted by the University of Bristol and works closely with EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites to evolve and mature emerging composite manufacturing technologies from the laboratory through to commercial maturity.

Only 2 years after opening industry demand from sectors including: renewables, aerospace, motorsport, marine and satellite meant NCC was at capacity and commenced an expansion project. This project is now completed with the £28m NCC Phase II project completed, doubling the size of the centre to enhance its ability to include skills, training and further development opportunities for the UK Composites Industry.

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