Laboratory Construction – Creating an Ideal Work Environment

Lab Construction – Creating an Ideal Work Environment


Our extensive experience of laboratory construction combined with our specialist knowledge of lab design offers reassurance to clients looking for a guiding hand when expanding lab facilities.


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Klick has 40 years’ experience in laboratory fit out and are one of the UK’s leading lab furniture suppliers to the research, industrial, healthcare and educational sectors.


To create the ideal work environment it may be necessary to re-configure the layout of your building. As part of our construction service we can adapt most buildings to create a modern workplace accommodating laboratories, office, and breakout spaces.

Lab design and construction - Klick Laboratories


Our consultants will start by carrying out a full survey of your existing building and assessing the best options to maximise the available space and improve workflow.


We will talk to the relevant staff and discuss your brief in order to understand your lab processes. Having consulted with the lab users we can review laboratory layout options, taking into account any plans for future growth. It is essential to understand any long-term expansion goals in order to future proof the lab design.

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Using a Lab Construction Company With Lab Design Experience


It is important to select a contractor who can design a scheme which allows the integration of your lab furniture with your services, creating a streamlined workspace which will improve efficiencies.


As a specialist lab fit-out company Klick have an understanding of lab furniture and the end use of the lab. This gives us an advantage over a generalist builder who could make structural changes but may not have the same in-depth knowledge to see the project through to completion.


This understanding improves integration of the project and makes the whole process more seamless for the client.

“Biofortuna enjoyed an excellent relationship with Klick. Frequent communication with their Contracts Manager was enormously helpful in delivering the project to specification and keeping the timetable on track. The Klick team were extremely proactive and were flexible and pragmatic when changes were required. Biofortuna now have a cutting edge manufacturing and laboratory facility with state of the art functionality which suits our needs perfectly. There is flexible workspace where our laboratory and technical teams can work collaboratively, which will be brilliant for us. The quality of the whole facility is absolutely top notch.”

Dr Nick Ash – Chief Executive Officer, Biofortuna Limited

For further details of our construction service you can click here to read the full Case Study of Biofortuna

Lab Construction – Conversion of Buildings into Lab Space


Our fit out team are experienced in converting warehouse shells into fully serviced labs.

Conversion of warehouse into lab facilities
Warehouse building converted into laboratories

Existing office facilities can also be converted into laboratory spaces. Klick can provide a feasibility study to see what is cost effective and makes the best use of your space.

Lab construction in progress
Laboratory design and installation

As part of our ‘One Stop Shop’ construction solution Klick can offer:-



Partitioning used to construct a new lab space
Partitioning for office fit out

Traditional or glass partitioning can allow the footprint of your facility to be completely changed to create separate offices, board rooms or meeting rooms.


Mezzanine Flooring


Constructing a Mezzanine floor can be an economic way of providing extra floor space. The additional area is ideal for laboratories, offices or meeting rooms and mezzanine floors are comparatively quick to construct.

Key features of our Construction Service for Laboratories:-

  • 40 years experience in lab design & construction
  • Single point of contact throughout the lab installation project
  • Highly experienced project management team who take care of every detail from start to finish
  • Proactive laboratory installation teams who work with you to minimise disruption
  • Flexible service & UK manufacturing
  • Compliance with all CDM regulations & health and safety requirements in line with ‘The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015’

Laboratory construction site - Klick Laboratories
Laboratory Construction - Klick Laboratories

Incorporating Laboratory HVAC into Your Construction Plans


HVAC – (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) is an essential element of any lab fit-out project, and it should be considered during the planning and design phases.


When designing an HVAC system, it is important to discuss requirements with the lab users. Factors such as the type of materials being handled, the size and layout of the laboratories, the activities being performed, the target temperature, humidity and air pressure level will all have an impact on HVAC provision.


Getting the right heating, ventilation and air conditioning set up is necessary in order to create a comfortable working environment and provide the conditions required for scientific inquiry.


Other Requirements to Complete your Construction Project


Fume Extraction – Our consultants can offer advice on the optimum design of fume cupboard/cabinet for your laboratory layout. It is important to consider doorway sizes, ceiling height and general access restrictions to the lab. The specification will also vary depending on chemical use.


Building works – It may be necessary to make structural changes to make the most of your workspace. Re-configuring the layout by moving doorways or windows could be an option and may improve the workflow of your facility.

Klick offer the following additional services:-

  • Mechanical and electrical provision
  • Specialist gas systems
  • Network cabling and data services
  • Lighting/Ceilings/Flooring

  • Windows/Doors
  • Decorating
  • Building works
  • Furniture & Fittings

Klick’s Lab Construction Service Offers a Range of Benefits

  • As a client, you can trust us to take responsibility for all aspects of the project and coordinate the necessary laboratory contractors, minimising time on site and room downtime.
  • Our experience in planning laboratory fit-out projects guarantees less drain on the client’s management resources and efficient planning of time and tradesmen on-site ensures that costs are kept down.
  • We provide a dedicated account manager to handle your project from beginning to end.
  • At Klick, we prioritise the quality of lab refurbishment projects by ensuring that all our employees are trained professionals and are qualified under the required regulations.
  • Our electrical engineers are NICEIC registered, plumbers are Gas Safe registered, and all our fitters are CSCS qualified.
  • Klick is CHAS and Constructionline registered and we are proud to have been awarded the ISO 9001 accreditation.
  • As experienced laboratory contractors our clients can rest assured that their lab fit-out project is in safe and capable hands.

Design and Construction of Breakout Spaces & Reception Areas


As part of our comprehensive design and construction service Klick can also fit-out breakout, canteen and reception areas with a range of furniture and soft seating.


Creating an appealing work environment and encouraging collaboration is key for research staff. Updating lab facilities with the provision of modern and inspirational furniture helps to improve staff morale and creates a positive workplace.

Klick’s cost effective ‘One Stop Shop’ lab design & construction service is popular with clients who are looking for the ease of one point of contact and co-ordination by our experienced laboratory contractors reduces the drain on the client’s management resources.


CONTACT US TODAY to discuss your project 0161 998 97226. Our consultants would be happy to help.


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Klick have been extremely pro-active in helping us to develop a number of our laboratory facilities. This high level of service has continued through all their departments…. Bruntwood have developed a great partnership with Klick, who keep us well informed and are always proactive in finding solutions.
Building Surveyor, Bruntwood

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