Lab Fit Out for Bevie Research and Development Facility

Construction of Labs – Research and Development Facility

View our video for details of the design and lab fit out process with interviews from the team at Bevie and Klick.


The project management and communication was exceptional. The level of detail from scope through to costing, including the interviews they held with staff, it was all superb. Having one point of contact throughout the project has meant that Liam is really in tune with our values and requirements from a business point of view. The turnkey solution meant the hassle of co-ordinating the project was minimal, allowing me to focus on managing Bevie and not the detail of the project delivery. There were challenging conditions as the lab is attached to a working office but sincerely, the delivery from Klick, from concept to completion has been outstanding and we can’t wait to show off the new labs to our clients. To be honest, I was doubtful about whether Klick could achieve the timeline however they were one day ahead of schedule so in my eyes, they’ve overachieved!``

Dave Ditcham, General Manager, Bevie, Ellesmere Port

Bevie are working at the cutting edge of the alcoholic beverage industry, but we had outgrown our old, well-worn laboratory facility. When looking for a contractor to design and install a new R&D laboratory, Klick Technology jumped out as being a company who could provide a facility which is professional, functional, and flexible, whilst also being aesthetically pleasing – all without paying over the odds. From the very first meeting with the Klick team, we had full confidence and knew they would be professional, accommodating, and easy to work with. They were understanding of our needs and highly attentive, and completely fundamental is turning our vision into a reality. The installation itself was very smooth, timely, and with minimal disruption to the operation of the site, and we couldn’t be happier with the end result. We now have a cutting edge R&D facility which is in-fitting with the kind of work we are doing, a pleasure to work in, and a showpiece for the company which we are very proud to show off to even our most high profile clients.``

Bernie Hamill, Product Development Manager- Ingredients, Bevie, Ellesmere Port

Project Brief

Bevie services the fermentation sector, both the homebrew market and the commercial alcoholic drinks sector, supplying breweries and distilleries globally. Following expansion they required a specialist laboratory fit out company to transform their outdated lab into a technical facility to showcase their innovative R & D capability. The workflow needed to be improved and the footprint expanded to accommodate 8 technical staff and a flexible area for high profile visitor tastings. Furniture and equipment were to be installed, including a gas chromatograph, a UV-Vis spectrophotometer and various meters. The equipment is used for new product development and quality testing of Bevie’s extensive range. The project scope also included the management and reconnection of specialist gases.


Lab Design and Construction

Following design meetings with all stakeholders Klick’s sales and contracts teams addressed requests from multiple parties and refined them into a realistic proposal which formed the basis of the quote.

Klick developed design features to suit Bevie’s specific requirements. The coved flooring throughout the lab was site formed to prevent leaks to the floor below. The brew room featured bespoke shelving to allow for easy handling of the conical fermentation vessels, which is an improvement in welfare for their lab staff. Hygienic cladding was fitted from floor to ceiling for ease of cleaning and to prevent staining from red wine & whiskey etc.


Challenges of Laboratory Fit Out

There were many Health & Safety considerations as the laboratory is located on the first floor and access was through a working sales office that needed to stay in action throughout the refurbishment work. Communication was critical, Klick staff were advised of special delivery instructions and Bevie staff were updated on delivery dates.

Noise levels were kept to a minimum during working hours and the old glass partition was left in place during the works to minimise disruption as office staff were working on the other side of the glass. There was a tight schedule but Klick co-ordinated the project with precision and despite challenging conditions the relationship with Bevie remained very positive.


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  • Comprehensive design and consultation service
  • Design of furniture & layout
  • 2D & 3D drawings provided
  • Dedicated project manager
  • Manufacture & installation of lab furniture
  • New plumbing and electrical services throughout
  • Installation of glass partitioning
  • Co-ordination/reconnection of specialist gases
  • New coved safety flooring & decoration throughout
  • Floor to ceiling hygienic cladding for brew room
  • Final connections, commissioning and certification of all works

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Project Description:

Fit out of specialist laboratory & brew room, co-ordination/reconnection of specialist gases and installation of new glass partition




Duration Of Work:

8 weeks

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