Brunel University developed a new Advanced Metals Casting Centre research facility for the research institute: Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST). This represented a further third phase to the development of the Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC 1) and Advanced Metal Processing Centre (AMCC 2) at Brunel University London.

QODA were appointed as MEP service designers at Brunel University for the refurbishment of the south end of the Russell Building as well as an extension project to create space for a new lab within the existing AMPC workshop.

The development consolidated the original BCAST facilities at the western end of the campus and the Science Park. The recent development will aid communication and connectivity in research, in addition to freeing up space within the central campus location.

The purpose of the BCAST Laboratory facilities were to bridge the gap between fundamental research and industrial applications, supporting the UK manufacturing sector by conducting research and development in resource efficient processing of high performance alloys for automotive applications. Together with the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Liquid Metal Engineering (LiME), BCAST provided high performance light alloys and resource efficient processing technologies to meet the long and mid-term needs of the automotive industry.