Laboratory Services

The Lab. A simple name for an innovative, high-end laboratory based in the North West of England.

When you require answers to complex questions, make The Lab at Brookes Bell your first port of call.

The home of world-class failure investigations and materials analysis, The Lab will provide you with the data, evidence and understanding to find the answers you need to make critical decisions.

About The Lab

Brookes Bell has a century-long legacy of providing best-in-class marine accident investigation. 

It’s a legacy we intend to continue.

As the maritime and energy industries have changed, so too has Brookes Bell. 

Over our many years of operation we have evolved our disciplines, expanding from marine engineering, nautical and naval architecture services, to metallurgy and non-destructive testing. 

With this diversification, we recognised it was time to invest significantly in our laboratory and technology services.

Which is why we developed and built a new independent laboratory which is home to materials testing and inspection facilities, a modern fuel analysis laboratory, advanced non-destructive testing facilities and an engineering workshop.

The Lab enhances the multi-disciplinary technical and scientific services Brookes Bell offers and allows us to provide a wide suite of services to support the marine, energy,  industrial and manufacturing sectors.

The Lab’s laboratory and technology services

As a centre of excellence for failure investigations and materials analysis, The Lab offers a wealth of different services. To help you determine which service is right for you, we have grouped our services into three core areas:

For comprehensive information about the services offered under these three core areas, please click the links above.

Why use The Lab?

If you want to benefit from the very best failure investigations and materials testing facilities then choose The Lab.

There really isn’t another facility like The Lab for the maritime, energy and industrial sectors.

As the video at the bottom of this page explains further, The Lab represents a genuinely novel, innovative facility.

Virtual Laboratory Tour

Speak to The Lab at Brookes Bell today

Our culture of innovation, our team of multidisciplinary experts and our focus on always delivering an excellent return on your investment, means that if you require laboratory services, look no further than The Lab.
If you want to find out more about The Lab’s failure investigations and materials analysis services, then speak to us today.

Key contact

Matthew Calveley

Matthew Calveley

Laboratory Manager


work +44 151 236 0083
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