Advanced Research Clusters (ARC, formerly Arlington) is Europe’s leading network of science and innovation clusters at the leading edge of the major knowledge economies like Oxford and London.
Their passion is in supporting science and innovation businesses to thrive. ARC clusters create the best possible environments for innovation to make a difference in the world.
Skills & Results
With an ever-increasing demand for laboratory space across London, ARC trusted Bulb to design and deliver a brand-new incubator facility at their Manbre Wharf, riverside facility.
We created eight independent units with adjacent laboratories and offices, ranging from 750 sq. ft - 1500 sq. ft in size. All the units were designed with connecting doors between to allow tenants to take multiple units or expand in the future. Labs were equipped with access control, vinyl flooring, fixed and mobile benching, laboratory grade gases, perimeter electrical trunking, laboratory ventilation, vulcathene drainage and Cat 5 water protection making them perfect labs for containment level 2 life sciences research.
A shared utility room, containing most regularly needed equipment such as an autoclave, dishwasher, water purifier, and ice machine, was created. A ducted fume cupboard was installed to support companies who handle chemical material and solvents. An external LN2 tank storage space was created for safety purposes.
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