Sir David Read Controlled Environment Facility

Opened in 2004, the Sir David Read Controlled Environment Facility is the culmination of a £10.4 million investment by the Joint Infrastructure fund and represents a world-leading climate controlled plant growth facility. Thirty-two individual units are independently able to simulate the majority of terrestrial environments from tropical to Polar regions as well as past and future global atmospheric environments including elevated and sub-ambient CO2. These revolutionary facilities provide the basis for Sheffield’s ground-breaking contributions to World food security research.