The client manages a science park and requested a flexible research laboratory space to be designed suitable for a start-up company. It was key for the environment to offer the best facilities, promote collaboration and help inspire potential new research talent.
A priority was for the labs to be self-contained units, offering all the facilities required for scientific research but also flexibility to allow for expansion if required. The client also emphasised the importance of high-quality furniture that would withstand the demanding environment of a research laboratory.
A design was developed to optimise workflow and material use within the space. Working closely with the end users, our designers discussed the best way to accommodate work processes. 3D drawings were presented to illustrate the laboratory furniture layouts and aid design decisions.
Flexibility was paramount for the client. They needed to allow for changes in equipment requirements and increases in staff numbers as scientific research develops. For this reason, bespoke mobile workstations were designed with heavy duty steel frames, Trespa worktops, reagent shelving, self-levelling lockable castors, cable management and power sockets. The units are easy to move and relocate according to needs. Connections can be made into overhead power units or easily connected into floor boxes.
In two of the labs 4 fixed island workstations were installed. Trespa Toplab Plus was selected as the worktop material, due to its durability and robust nature. An IPS unit was included in each lab to complete the facilities of the self-contained units.
In the third lab Klick were asked to extend several laboratory workbench areas in order to increase the capacity of an existing research facility. Bespoke deep benching has been designed in conjunction with the client. This required a 2 part robust framework to accommodate specialist machinery including analytical equipment.
The client is extremely happy with the successful execution of work to complete the new research labs and has appointed Klick for a further installation.
Installation of furniture for 2 new research laboratories and extension of an additional lab