The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME)

Hyperian Global’s UK operations are based within The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in Rainham Essex, which was designed to be a dynamic hub of education, enterprise and manufacture. Located in east London on a building area of 18,000m2, the centre opened its doors in 2003 and was the first purpose built campus in the country to offer outstanding architecture linked to a ‘one stop shop’ learning environment.

The brief called for an iconic building which would be an integral component of Europe’s largest regeneration project. As the flagship project for a nationally important regeneration initiative, the building was also required to be an exemplar of sustainable design. As such, Sheppard Robson the architects, demonstrated innovation throughout in terms of the way in which the building interacted with the parameters of the site, the use of materials, technologies and the creation of an internal environment that is both intelligent and inspirational.


The Ceme Environment

Low energy design was incorporated throughout the building. Photovoltaic panels were installed to provide an integrated roof solution.

Further Energy Saving Initiatives

Our manufacturing site based at CEME UK, is embarking on a new 2023 project to extend and upgrade its solar PV array.

The new system will replace the current array on the front of the main building and also expand across the rear of the building to maximise use of the space.  This will have the capacity to provide 25% of all the energy consumption on site.

The proposed solar PV scheme will generate approximately 764,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy per year (21.17 million kWh for 30 years); enough to power circa 228 average UK households for thirty-years (based on an average annual consumption of 3,100kWh for a house).  The scheme will eliminate approximately 130 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year or 3608 tonnes of CO2e over the thirty-year life of the arrays; equivalent to the emissions of a family saloon driving 15.2 million miles.

The cost of the system is circa $1 Million (USD) and is seen as a long term investment supporting the site’s net zero sustainability goals and to mitigate the impacts of rising energy costs.

The site has a range of EV charging points on site.