Engineering Exchange

Who are we?

The Engineering Exchange is a group of engineers and community members based at University College London.

Our mission: to make UCL Engineering expertise available to communities, and to help staff & students align their work with local needs.

For a brief overview of our work, you can read our annual report (follow link here to download) or watch our video:

What do we do?

Working with communities:

If you are a community group in London with a project idea, a question we can help answer, or a technical problem you want to solve, we would love to hear from you!

We match community groups with engineers, working together to find answers and solutions. We specialise in problems related to technology, infrastructure and the environment. This includes issues like energy, water, waste, information and communications technologies, noise, pollution, buildings, transport, mapping, etc.

We may not be able to solve every problem or tackle every project, but we will do our best to help. You can read our community group and engineer project protocols to understand how we work.

If you have any ideas, problems or questions, please contact us.

Working with engineers and researchers:

If you are an engineer or researcher interested in working with communities, please get in touch! We are building a register of engineers we can call on for specific projects.

We provide training in community work and advice on community-based projects. We also offer grant-writing support for EngEx-related projects.

Support the Engineering Exchange

The formation of the Engineering Exchange was supported by UCL Engineering and the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account. We also receive support from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious grant.

We are looking to expand our activities and projects.

Please contact us to discuss funding or resources. And, if you want to donate immediately, you can visit our giving and support page.

Demolition or Refurbishment of Social Housing

Our first major project was a review of the evidence on demolition and refurbishment of social housing, for Just Space and the London Tenants Federation. To find out more about this work please visit our page on Demolition or Refurbishment

Stay in touch

You can follow us on Twitter @uclengex and visit our Facebook page.

Additional contact details are available on our contacts page.

Recent News
21 Nov 2016

New video available! The Engineering Comes Home bottom-up infrastructure project has released a short video about a recent workshop held with the Decima Street Tenants and Residents Association. There will be a second...
Continue Reading >