animal dynamics office

Oxford Quantum Circuits

Case Studies

A fast-growing drug discovery company using their pioneering human extracellular matrix (ECM)-based discovery platform to develop a portfolio of programmes in fibrosis and solid tumours.

The Project

Our Task: The design & conversion of office space into a high quality CL2 laboratory & stylish office accommodation.
Location: White City Place, London

Size & Duration

Size: 8,000 sq. ft.
Duration: 15 weeks

 

Skills & Results

A detailed consultancy exercise was undertaken to establish the requirements for creation of a CL2 compliant laboratory & high-quality offices.

Working collaboratively with the client team, the specification & design were developed, tendered & delivered on time & to budget.

The detailed design was co-ordinated & approved via the Landlord team including infrastructure, enabling works & design of MEP services & gas installations.

Despite some delays to the delivery of the project through COVID-19, the client was delighted with the way the project was delivered & the quality of the new facility.

Consultant

Bulb Laboratories

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Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) are creating the core of the quantum revolution to solve some of humanity’s most significant challenges, from climate change to new drug discoveries. Founded in 2017, OQC has built the UK’s most advanced superconducting quantum computer in the UK, the only one commercially available in the country.

The Project

Our Task: Design and fit-out the space that includes a R&D laboratory with a cleanroom.
Location: Thames Valley Science Park, Reading

Project Duration

Duration: 7 weeks

 

Skills & Results

The quantum revolution has the potential to reshape our world: from enabling life-changing drug discoveries to developing new battery technologies. OQC has built the UK’s most advanced quantum computer, the only one commercially available in the country.

To support this goal, we created an ISO7 clean room with a ducted fume cupboard, a controlled area for several cryostat rigs, including power and data supplies with control units and cooling pumps. A bespoke compressor plant solution designed and delivered with chilled water distribution systems to service cryostats and to keep the quantum computers functioning without fail.

The client was extremely delighted with the final result.

Consultant

Bulb Laboratories

high-tech lab design

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An exciting technology company that develops autonomous vehicles inspired by nature. By combining evolutionary biomechanics with cutting-edge mechanical and software engineering the company develops innovative technologies that positively impact both nature and humanity.

By studying how animals move they are able to achieve significant improvements in the performance and efficiency of vehicles in water, air, and ground travel.

The Project

Our Task: Conversion of an office building into Production, Testing & Office Fit Out over two floors.
Location: Oxford Business Park, Oxford

Size & Duration

Size: 16,500 sq. ft.
Duration: 13 weeks

 

Skills & Results

Development in Animal Dynamics Lab happens via iterative design and testing, the team iteratively makes and tests systems, combining the latest electronics, design software and materials to optimise overall results.

To support this goal, we created engineering labs and a testing area on the ground floor.

Lab areas were fitted with appropriate ventilation, benching, furniture and plumbing.

The first floor was converted into individual and open offices, meeting rooms, collaboration and breakout area.

The client was extremely delighted with the final result.

Consultant

Bulb Laboratories

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A high technology business focused on developing the next generation of energy solutions for future transport.

The Project

Our Task: A shell and core warehouse conversion, into a mixed office and dry laboratories based on the Harwell Campus.
Location: Harwell, Didcot

Size & Duration

Size: 16,000 sq. ft.
Duration: 14 weeks

 

Skills & Results

A stunning and highly engineered project involving a bespoke reception, offices, and laboratory fit-out.

Following selection via a tendering process, we delivered the premises for this high technology business. To reflect the business ambition, a spacious, full height reception area was created with an impressive staircase. Beyond the reception area, two floors comprising of labs on the ground and offices, meeting and breakout space on the first floor were constructed by the installation of the mezzanine floor. A ducted fume cupboard and other services were provided to serve the lab area, as part of this high-tech lab design.

Consultant

Ridge & Partners

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A clinical-stage life sciences company working at the forefronts of the latest biological research and developing potentially therapeutic treatments for patients living with serious diseases.

The Project

Our Task: The complete strip out & conversion of the whole floor of a multi-storey London office space into high-quality laboratories.
Location: London

Size & Duration

Size: 3,500 sq. ft.
Duration: 8 weeks

 

Skills & Results

A follow-up project involving customised science laboratory design, tendering & fit-out.

A strong partnership and collaboration with the client team leading to the bespoke design & fit-out of specialist laboratories incorporating high-quality finishes, environmental control, gases & equipment.

Despite massive disruption during the construction phase due to COVID-19, the project team worked together to achieve excellent results.

The client, including laboratory users, were absolutely delighted with the finished facility with high praise for the Bulb team.

Consultants

Bulb Laboratories and Thomas & Adamson

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Bespoke design and fit-out for an exciting and confidential biotechnology start-up. This young and dynamic company’s focus is on novel food technology research.

Project Goal

Our Task: The strip out & conversion of an existing lab into a customised Containment Level 2 laboratory and write-up area, in a compact space.
Location: Oxfordshire

Size & Duration

Size: 1,000 sq. ft.
Duration: 6 weeks

 

Skills & Results

We assisted the client in choosing the right building for the current and near-future requirements and provided guidance through the selection process.

Our Consultancy appointment led to the design & fit-out of a compliant laboratory, including the provision of engineering services to the specialist equipment and the supply of gases.

Consultants

Bulb Laboratories

biotechnology lab design for start up company

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Arctoris is the world’s first robotic laboratory for cancer research, specialising in the total automation of fundamental and applied cellular oncology. Launched by scientists and engineers from the University of Oxford, Arctoris offers a powerful platform for basic biology, target validation, toxicology and phenotypic screening. Combining the latest in cellular and molecular techniques and instrumentation with machine learning analytics, Arctoris puts the most powerful research capabilities at your fingertips.

The Project

Our Task: Conversion of an industrial warehouse into ground floor laboratories and associated offices on the first floor.
Location: Milton Park, Abingdon

Duration

Duration: 5 weeks

 

Skills & Results

Creation of a Containment Level 2, drug discovery automation laboratory. It required specific design attention to achieve a compliant process flow for ground floor laboratories as the space was land-locked on three sides. A value engineered project to achieve the desired high impact look within an agreed budget.

Work included mezzanine floor installation, automation areas, specialist storage, office & breakout space, meeting room and an expansion area. The warehouse required new air conditioning, ventilation, power and lighting. Office, breakout and laboratory furniture was designed and installed to Arctoris’ specific requirements.

Consultants

Bulb Laboratories

MeiraGTx laboratory refurbishment
 

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MeiraGTx is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing potentially curative treatments for patients living with serious diseases. MeiraGTx currently has five programs in clinical development including three ocular indications, a salivary gland condition, and a Parkinson’s disease program.

The Project

Our Task: The complete strip out & conversion of third floor London office space into high-quality laboratories.
Location: London

Size & Duration

Size: 3,700 sq. ft.
Duration: 10 weeks

 

Skills & Results

Unique laboratory design, tendering & fit-out.

Consultancy appointment leading to the design & fit out of specialist laboratories incorporating high quality finishes, environmental control, specialist gases & equipment.

Consultants

Bulb Laboratories & Thomas & Adamson

MeiraGTx laboratory refurbishment

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Through world class science our client has developed an innovative new solution to controlling harmful pests. The solution can help to keep people healthy and increase food production, and to do so in a way which is sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost effective.

Project Goal

Our Task: Bulb team worked with the biotech company on multiple projects fitting out an industrial warehouse to create R&D and production facilities in 4 phases of 6,000 sq. ft. each.

Size & Duration

Size: 24,000 sq. ft
Duration: Average 10 weeks per 6000 sq. ft.

 

Skills & Results

Work included creating constant temperature zones and humidity, cold room, storage area with shelving, suspended ceiling, air conditioning and installation of mezzanine floors.

biotechnology laboratory fit out

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Alnylam is leading the translation of RNA interference (RNAi) into a whole new class of innovative medicines with the potential to transform the lives of patients who have limited or inadequate treatment options.

Project Goal

Our Task: Design & deliver the first phase of office accommodation for a new UK headquarters. A newly branded reception, feature walkway, client meeting facilities and staff breakout area.

Size & Duration

Size: 6,000 sq. ft
Duration: Average 9 weeks

 

Skills & Results

Workplace Consultancy. Interior Design.

Co-ordination of inputs from Brand Consultant, Furniture & AV Specialists.

Design & Build.

alnylam office and laboratory design

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Pharmacosmos develop, manufacture and market medicines for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in humans and animals.

Project Goal

Our Task: The creation of 6th floor office accommodation for a new UK headquarters including conference rooms, breakout areas and open plan desking. The client’s design was sympathetic to the industrial building style and included extensive acoustic cladding.

Size & Duration

Size: 5,000 sq. ft
Duration: Average 8 weeks

 

Skills & Results

Tendered office fit-out.

Collaboration with the client team to finalise the detailed design. Practical solution to account for the physical limitation of the original building structure.

pharmacosmos office and laboratory refurbishment

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pSemi builds upon Peregrine Semiconductor's 30-year legacy of technology advancements and top-ranked intellectual property (IP) portfolio but adds a new mission—to enhance Murata’s world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors.

Project Goal

Our Task: Refurbishment of existing fit-out including branding, and designing semiconductor laboratories.

Size & Duration

Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Duration: 6 weeks

 

Skills & Results

Bulb selected new furniture, flooring; created reception area, meeting rooms and laboratories to a sleek and stunning effect.

psemi laboratory design

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Newlife was founded in 2010 by a group of eminent consultants with a shared vision; they wanted to create a centre of excellence, where a comprehensive range of advanced assisted fertility diagnostic facilities and treatments were offered under one roof.

Project Goal

Our Task: Design & fit-out of IVF clinic in Listed building. Specialist clinical areas. Reception.

Size & Duration

Size: 6,000 sq. ft.
Duration: 7 weeks

 

Skills & Results

Working within very short time frame and accommodating for a number of building constraints.

newlife pharmaceutical lab design

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If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS are the global leader in engineering simulation.

Project Goal

Our Task: Office & Data centre fit out. Data Centre specialist design of M&E & data solutions. Adaption of existing furniture. Generator & UPS.

Size & Duration

Size: 12,000 sq. ft.
Duration: 7 weeks

 

Skills & Results

Design competition.
Design & build.
On time to budget.
(Two subsequent projects for Ansys in Horsham).

ansys office and laboratory fit out

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Britvic is a leading soft drinks company, with operations in Great Britain (GB), Ireland, France and Brazil.

Across these four markets, the company has developed a strong portfolio of its own iconic brands, including Robinsons, Tango, J2O, drench, MiWadi, Ballygowan, Teisseire, Fruité, Maguary and DaFruta

Project Goal

Our Task: Creation of new laboratory area (including, gas storage area, created new entrance through external wall, tasting lab). Expansion of current office space into additional suites.

Size & Duration

Size: 18,400 sq. ft.
Duration: 12 weeks

 

Skills & Results

Laboratory & Office Fit Out

Tendered project, delivered on time, within budget.

britvic office and laboratory fit out

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The Oxford Science Park was created in 1991 and is owned and managed by Magdalen College Oxford, one of Oxford’s oldest and most famous colleges with a tradition of academic excellence and entrepreneurship.

Project Goal

Our Task: Bulb team carried out Cat A laboratory fit-out in Medawar 1 building.

Size & Duration

Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Duration: 8 weeks

 

Skills & Results

The fit-out included new flooring, laboratory benching and industrial gases installation.

laboratory fit out of oxford science park

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SpyBiotech are pioneering a powerful new approach to generate vaccines. The company was spun out from the University of Oxford in early 2017, supported by Oxford Sciences Innovation and Google Ventures.

Project Goal

Our Task: Design and fit-out of biotechnology laboratory and associated office space.

Size & Duration

Size: 3,700 sq. ft.
Duration: 6 weeks

 

Skills & Results

Bulb helped the client from assessing the building’s suitability for conversion from office to laboratory to the complete design & fit-out of the new premises.

spybiotech laboratory design and fit out

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SOCOTEC is the UK's leading provider of testing, inspection and regulatory compliance services, with comprehensive solutions in the Infrastructure & Energy and Environment & Safety sectors.

Project Goal

Our Task: Complex lab fit-out. Conversion of industrial unit. Co-ordination of specialist aircon & electrical services within constraints of existing building. Installation of mezzanine floor. Procure fume cupboards & lab benches. Upgrade power supplies.

Size & Duration

Size: 14,000 sq. ft.
Duration: 12 weeks

 

Skills & Results

Initial design competition. Assisted in building selection. Approvals from local authorities, landlord & licensing bodies.

Design & build. Value engineered solution.

esg socotec laboratory refurbishment

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A biotechnology company with a proprietary biomarker discovery platform, EpiSwitch™, based on the latest advances in gene expression, non-coding RNA and epigenetics.

Project Goal

Our Task: Laboratory fit-out, along with the creation of open plan working area, offices, meeting room & break-out space. Installation of new furniture throughout. All laboratory areas required wet services, drainage, air conditioning & bespoke furniture solutions.

Size & Duration

Size: 4,000 sq. ft.
Duration: 10 weeks

 

Skills & Results

Bulb were appointed to initially provide workplace consultancy, leading to the delivery of a full turn-key solution.

oxford biotechnology laboratory design

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The Mid-InfraRed Instrumentation Company, MIRICO was formed as a result of cutting edge research and development at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Space division. The company designs, develops, manufactures and deploys unique spectrometer products using mid-infrared light sources for highly precise, accurate and sensitive gas analysis.

Location: Harwell Campus, Didcot

Project Goal

Our Task: The installation of a mezzanine floor into a warehouse unit providing laboratories on the ground floor and offices on the first floor. The laboratory included installation of one ducted fume cupboard, new air conditioning, a passenger lift, LED lighting and vinyl floor finish. The offices; new air conditioning, ceilings and LED lighting.

Size & Duration

Size: 7,000 sq. ft. over 2 floors
Duration: 8 weeks

 

Consultant

Ridge & Partners

mirico laboratory fit out and refurbished office

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