Advanced Research Clusters ARC


Advanced Research Clusters ARC| Building 4100, Oxford Business Park


Approx. 8,152 sq. ft.


16 weeks

Project Goal

Advanced Research Clusters (ARC) – Europe’s leading network of science and innovation clusters at the leading edge of major knowledge economies like Oxford and London. Their passion is supporting science and innovation businesses to thrive. Their clusters create the best possible environments for innovation to make a difference in the world.

Our task:  Acting on behalf of ARC, Bulb were appointed as the main contractor to design and deliver CL2 laboratories and associated offices, within a previously completed CAT A office space.

We also helped ARC in the design and delivery of a brand new interior, click below to see the results.

Interiors Case Study

Skills & Results

Building 4100, a prominently located, detached building totalling 8,152 SQF has been comprehensively refurbished to provide fitted CL2 laboratory and office accommodation.

The seamlessly designed CL2 laboratory and office space features fixed and mobile lab benching, vulcathene drainage, vinyl floors, CAT 5 water installation, cryostore with emergency ventilation, external gas store and infrastructure. It also includes refurbished core areas and toilets, refurbished offices areas including kitchen, meeting and breakout spaces and passenger lift.

Photo Credit: Gary Mills, Saw Mill Films


Laboratory benching forms a central part of any laboratory and procuring the laboratory benching to suit your equipment needs and budget is important to us.

If you prefer fixed, robust benching or modular benching that offers flexibility and reconfiguration, our laboratory furniture manufacturers can deliver the perfect solution.

furniture fittings benching


Depending on your research focus your worktop design requirements might change to allow:

  • Chemical resistance
  • Bacterial resistance
  • Water & moisture resistance
  • Durability & scratch resistance
  • Ease of cleaning
  • High impact

Trespa Toplab Base is the industry favourite, but we can offer alternative worktops such as Corian, Stainless Steel, Epoxy Resin, Hardwood, Phenolic Resin to match your needs.

furniture fittings worktops


We offer both wall mounted and benchtop shelving for reagents, typically in either 18mm MFMDF or 16mm Trespa Toplab Base. Wall shelving is mounted on a bracket system, while benchtop shelving is typically supported by fabricated steel frame.

furniture fittings worktops

Fume Cupboards & Extract

Properly ventilated Fume Cupboards offer a safe way to handle chemicals and solvents in laboratories.

From ducted to portable ductless Fume Cupboards, our specialist and experienced partners are at hand to advise and install the right solution.

We provide Fume Cupboards manufactured and installed to meet the industry requirements (e.g. BS EN 14175) in various sizes (External Width 1000mm - 1200mm - 1500mm - 1800mm - 2000mm), Specifications and types (Bench Mounted, Walk In, Double Fronted, Integral Scrubber, HF Type, Thin Wall Bench Mounted) to meet your requirements and safe extraction.

Unsure of what type to go for? Our lab furniture suppliers can help, just get in touch.

furniture fittings worktops

Safety Cabinets

If you prefer fixed, robust benching or modular benching that offers flexibility and reconfiguration, our laboratory furniture manufacturers can deliver the perfect solution.

Whether you need Class I, II or III to handle Hazard Group 1 to 4 pathogens we can recommend suitable furniture suppliers.

furniture fittings worktops

Specialist & Other Requirements

If you have any specific needs such as Cold Room or Clean Room installation services, Industrial Gases, Liquid Nitrogen, Non-ionising Radiation (LASER), Plumbing, Temperature & Humidity Control or other, we can help.

furniture fittings worktops