Continuum Life Sciences


Continuum Life Sciences | Monarch House, Abingdon Science Park, Oxfordshire


10,000 sq. ft.


13 weeks

Project Goal

Continuum Life Sciences are committed to finding a cure for cancer. The company was borne out of the founder’s personal experience of surviving numerous battles against multiple malignant cancers, they have established a unique cohort of over 750 long-term cancer survivors who want to assist in their research.

Their innovative approach to cancer research is focussed on identifying and understanding what it is that makes some people able to survive cancer and remain cancer free. It is built on the belief that immunotherapy, which harnesses our immune system to stop cancer, is the key to the future of cancer care. Immunotherapy is already saving lives and they want to ensure it saves millions more and transforms the treatment of cancer.

Over the last three years, they have funded ground-breaking studies in six of the UK’s leading universities which have already resulted in startling discoveries. Moving into the new laboratory space at Abingdon Science Park will allow them to continue this exciting research.

Our task was to assist Kadans Science Partner in designing and delivering a bespoke facility for their tenant Continuum Life Sciences. To create a containment level 2 laboratory space with patient consultation and waiting area on the ground floor, and offices on the first floor of a standalone building.

Skills & Results

Continuum wanted to move from their existing incubator lab space to an independent facility comprised of bespoke research labs, patient sample collection area, modern offices, and meeting rooms.

The ground floor was designed to include cellular labs for various functions such as protein biochemistry, molecular biology, and flow cytometry. Services included provision of a ducted fume cupboard, customised cold room with plumbing, external gas storage and gas distribution, liquid nitrogen and freezer storage room, as well as glass wash area.

The patient consultation area was segregated from the research labs to contain a sample collection room, meeting room and an accessible toilet at the front of the building.

On the first floor, a mix of individual and open plan offices, meeting rooms and collaboration areas were created together with a kitchen/breakout space.


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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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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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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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