Arctoris

Client

Arctoris | Milton Park, Abingdon

Duration

5 weeks

Project Goal

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.

We were tasked with the Conversion of an industrial warehouse into ground floor laboratories and associated offices on the first floor.

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.

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Benching

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.

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Worktops

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.

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Shelving

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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