This award winning construction of circular tunnel for atomic particle experimentation and research at the South Oxfordshire based Diamond Light Source synchrotron, was the largest science facility to be created in UK for 30 years.
This gargantuan machine was intended for use in varied fields, including medicine and environmental science and was spread over an area equal to five football pitches. The machine produces intense light beams to look into matter down to the molecular and atomic scale.
Walls were constructed to extremely tight tolerances using high density concrete. Tunnel roof comprised 1300 bespoke PCC units, weighing between 7 & 12 tonnes each.