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Highly technical laboratory fit outs

We recently worked with a leading Russell Group university to refurbish five floors of one of their buildings, with each lab designed to meet the needs of exacting experiments, with end results as accurate as possible.

This required intricate service installations to supply the lab equipment, from 32 fume cupboards containing hazardous gas vapours used in the experiments, to a Faraday cage to shield equipment from electric fields. The medical gases that supplies the fume cupboards required stainless steel piping, to maintain purity levels. In all, we provided 20 new laboratories, eight new clean rooms, two new 400 Kw coolers and a clean earth system.

Thanks to its central London location and building layout, we faced unique logistical challenges, including lifting an 8.5 tonne Air Handling Unit onto the roof.

We conducted all works with the building fully occupied, so academics could continue to conduct sensitive research while we created their new work environment around them. Our team created good working relationships with the academic staff to ensure construction was carried out without disruption or disturbance.

Project features

  • Location London More
  • Sector Education More
  • Size 50,000 - 100,000 sq ft More
  • Duration 52 Weeks
  • Project type Higher education fit out

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  • Bob Banister

    Bob Banister

    Higher Education, Frameworks & Retail Banking

  • Emma Keyse

    Emma Keyse


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