SMaRT is located on the Swansea University Bay campus, in the purpose-built Institute of Structural Materials (ISM) building. The facility has four, air conditioned, mechanical testing laboratories:

1] The Universal laboratory houses the majority of uniaxial electric and servo hydraulic test frames.
2] A Creep laboratory, which is structurally isolated from the rest of the building to reduce potential vibration effects.
3] A High cycle fatigue laboratory, which is isolated to contain the noise.
4] An Environmental laboratory where hot gas corrosion testing is conducted.

Alongside the laboratories, the building accommodates the required office space for all the associated teaching, research, testing and support staff.