Loughborough University Lab Upgrade with HaB Direct & h/p/cosmos

Institutions constantly seek innovative solutions to enhance their facilities and stay at the forefront of academic excellence. Loughborough University, a renowned institution known for its commitment to sport, exercise, and health science, recently undertook a significant investment in the Clyde Williams Building. With a focus on upgrading their teaching labs and providing state-of-the-art equipment, the university turned to us at HaB Direct for their expertise.


The Clyde Williams Building at Loughborough University underwent a major change with a £750,000 investment, creating advanced teaching labs for anatomy, biomechanics, and biochemistry. Alongside a dedicated breakout space for students. Building on their existing partnership with HaB and h/p/cosmos, the university decided to replace ageing treadmills in their teaching lab, supported by a successful funding application in the summer of 2023.

The familiarity of the university with HaB Direct and with h/p/cosmos products, predominantly utilized for research, played a pivotal role in the decision-making process. The acquisition of h/p/cosmos Pluto Med treadmill ergometers for the undergraduate teaching lab was strategically aligned with the university’s vision of transitioning to postgraduate research.

Front of the building of Clyde Williams Building, Loughborough University
The Clyde Williams Building, Loughborough University

h/p/cosmos Pluto Med

Loughborough University opted for six h/p/cosmos Pluto Med treadmill ergometers to equip their first-floor lab space. These state-of-the-art treadmill ergmoeters are designed to meet the specific needs of the academic and research community. Providing precise and reliable data for biomechanical and physiological studies.

HaB Direct’s Dedicated Team

The success of this project was not only attributed to the quality of the products but also to the expertise and dedication of the individuals involved. The key players in this collaboration included Jack Elliott, Pete Brown, Stuart Jackson, and Anthony Franklin from the HaB team. Their combined efforts ensured the seamless installation of the treadmills within the allocated time frame.

Strategic Integration of Technology

The installation of six treadmill ergometers into the first-floor lab space presented a logistical challenge. Fortunately, the machines could fit into the lift. However, the process still required the coordinated efforts of multiple HaB staff members. The installation took place over two days, showcasing the efficiency and professionalism of the HaB team.

Jack and Pete working on one of the h/p/cosmos pluto Med treadmill ergometers

Customer Satisfaction

One of the most significant indicators of a successful collaboration is customer satisfaction. In this case, Loughborough University expressed their pleasure with the timely manner in which HaB completed the installation. The university can now boast an upgraded teaching lab that aligns with their commitment to providing top-notch education and research facilities.


The collaboration between Loughborough University, h/p/cosmos, and HaB Direct exemplifies the positive outcomes achievable through strategic partnerships and cutting-edge equipment. As educational institutions continue to evolve, these collaborations become essential in fostering innovation, research, and excellence in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Loughborough University’s investment in the Clyde Williams Building is not just an upgrade. It’s a forward-thinking initiative that propels the institution to new heights in research and education.


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