GeneFirst

Client

GeneFirst | Abingdon Science Park, Oxfordshire

Size

Approx 5,000 sq. ft.

Duration

15 weeks

Project Goal

To support Kadans in creating a compliant (CL2) laboratory space on the ground floor and associated offices on the first floor.

Skills & Results

GeneFirst wanted to bring their R&D and production teams together in a single facility that is tailor made to their fast-growing diagnostics business. Kadans offered to deliver GeneFirst a bespoke facility at their rapidly flourishing Abingdon Science Park and Bulb supported them by designing & delivering the laboratories to meet their required regulatory compliance.

The ground floor lab area was sub-divided into various research, production, and assembly rooms with different pressure gradients to ensure strict containment and prevent cross-contamination. Transfer windows were installed to support the process flow and material transfer between spaces.

For visual impact and connectivity, glazed windows were installed throughout.

On the first floor, a mix of open plan, individual offices & a board room were created together with a spacious kitchen/breakout area.

GeneFirst were absolutely delighted with the outcome and could not wait to move into their pristine new facility.

Photo Credit: Gary Mills, Saw Mill Films

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Benching

Laboratory benching forms a central part of any laboratory and procuring the laboratory benching to suit your equipment needs and budget is important to us.

If you prefer fixed, robust benching or modular benching that offers flexibility and reconfiguration, our laboratory furniture manufacturers can deliver the perfect solution.

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Worktops

Depending on your research focus your worktop design requirements might change to allow:

  • Chemical resistance
  • Bacterial resistance
  • Water & moisture resistance
  • Durability & scratch resistance
  • Ease of cleaning
  • High impact

Trespa Toplab Base is the industry favourite, but we can offer alternative worktops such as Corian, Stainless Steel, Epoxy Resin, Hardwood, Phenolic Resin to match your needs.

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Shelving

We offer both wall mounted and benchtop shelving for reagents, typically in either 18mm MFMDF or 16mm Trespa Toplab Base. Wall shelving is mounted on a bracket system, while benchtop shelving is typically supported by fabricated steel frame.

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Fume Cupboards & Extract

Properly ventilated Fume Cupboards offer a safe way to handle chemicals and solvents in laboratories.

From ducted to portable ductless Fume Cupboards, our specialist and experienced partners are at hand to advise and install the right solution.

We provide Fume Cupboards manufactured and installed to meet the industry requirements (e.g. BS EN 14175) in various sizes (External Width 1000mm - 1200mm - 1500mm - 1800mm - 2000mm), Specifications and types (Bench Mounted, Walk In, Double Fronted, Integral Scrubber, HF Type, Thin Wall Bench Mounted) to meet your requirements and safe extraction.

Unsure of what type to go for? Our lab furniture suppliers can help, just get in touch.

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Safety Cabinets

If you prefer fixed, robust benching or modular benching that offers flexibility and reconfiguration, our laboratory furniture manufacturers can deliver the perfect solution.

Whether you need Class I, II or III to handle Hazard Group 1 to 4 pathogens we can recommend suitable furniture suppliers.

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Specialist & Other Requirements

If you have any specific needs such as Cold Room or Clean Room installation services, Industrial Gases, Liquid Nitrogen, Non-ionising Radiation (LASER), Plumbing, Temperature & Humidity Control or other, we can help.

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