Lab Furniture Design – Kent Discovery Park

Lab Furniture Design for Kent Discovery Park

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Klick were involved from the early stages and developed the lab furniture design for Discovery Park’s world-class Incubator laboratories. Following the first meeting initial design concepts were created, to aid in everyone’s understanding of what would fit and, more importantly, work within the available spaces. Klick had a clear understanding of our goal in providing a completely flexible workspace, allowing us to react rapidly to clients’ expansion needs, for start-ups through to established biotech and digital health firms. Klick developed bespoke mobile work benches which are a practical solution as they are easy to relocate and provide the flexibility required for the new labs. They were very pro-active in evolving the layouts throughout the development process and tailoring the designs to specific requests from end user clients.
During the construction phase Klick were always on hand with advice and information, even with elements of the project which didn’t necessarily directly involve them. On site Klick were very proactive with solutions and their installation team collaborated well with all the other trades.
I can honestly say the whole experience with Klick from communication through to product has been fantastic. The final labs look great and Klick have achieved the ultimate in functionality.”

Steve Mitchell – Project Manager, Discovery Park, Kent


Discovery Park is nationally recognised as a life sciences opportunities zone with an expanding community of over 160 high-growth companies. The science park extends over a significant area and offers laboratory space for a range of Incubator labs.


The priority for this prestigious project was to provide a solution offering the maximum flexibility in terms of the lab furniture and layouts for the new biotech block.


Lab Design & Furniture Layout

Bespoke mobile lab workstations were developed, with 2 tier reagent shelving and prototyped to ensure the design met the exacting standards necessary for the high specification laboratories. The workstations receive power from a coiled ceiling power connection through a daisy-chained network of in-line connectors which are run in cable management systems. The connectors simply pull apart and therefore no technical support is required if the technicians need to relocate the workstations to accommodate a change in workflow requirements.


The element of flexible/mobile furniture was instrumental to the completed project as it allowed for the provision of practical workspaces from day one, whilst also giving the end user clients the ability to transform the laboratories into something which would be more practical for their individual requirements.


Lab Furniture Suitable for A Range of Laboratory Sizes

It was important for the Incubator labs to have options to suit different company sizes but also to react rapidly to any expansion needs of the tenants, therefore a selection of lab sizes were designed.


Klick installed all the lab furniture for a range of spaces including shared services labs, super small, small, medium, large and super large Incubator labs.


The super small labs are suitable for start-ups and offer a write-up area, a lab sink, an IPS unit, a mobile storage cabinet and a proportion of fixed furniture to accommodate the wet lab area. At the other end of the scale, the super large labs double up on these items but also include 24 mobile workstations and a fume cupboard, making them suitable for established biotech and digital health firms.

Quality Laboratory Furniture Design

The specification for the labs required a high standard of fittings. The mobile laboratory workstations are fitted with robust lockable levelling castors which provide a stable platform for a range of laboratory processes. These robust workstations are built for high intensity use and when stationary provide a maximum loading of 250 kg.


Trespa worksurfaces are fitted throughout the labs which offer excellent impact resistance and are ideal for severe use or where frequent cleaning is expected.


The science park attracts world class businesses with facilities for chemical, biological, pharmaceutical and analytical research. With this wide-ranging tenant base it was critical for the labs to be of the highest standard.



  • Pre-installation survey
  • Design of furniture & layout
  • 2D & 3D drawings provided
  • Close liaison with site team
  • Manufacture of furniture & IPS units
  • Dedicated project manager
  • Installation of all lab furniture

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Project Description:

Installation of mobile workstations & fixed furniture for B500 East Block Incubator Labs




Discovery Park, Kent

Duration Of Work:

8 weeks


Commercial Laboratories
Commercial laboratories