Fluorok / Advanced Research Clusters (ARC)


Fluorok / Advanced Research Clusters (ARC) | Building 7400, Oxford Business Park


Approx. 2,000 sq. ft.


12 weeks

Project Goal

Fluorok are revolutionising the way fluorochemicals are produced worldwide. Their mission is to develop hydrogen fluoride free fluorination processes for a better world. Their scientists are currently working to further develop and scale up our technology to broaden its applications and expand its impact on the world.


Our task: Acting on behalf of Advanced Research Clusters (ARC), we designed and delivered CL2 lab space (and associated office space) with specific emphasis on Fluorok’s requirement for multiple fume cupboards in a relatively small area.

Skills & Results

Bulb were appointed as main contractor to design and deliver the lab and office space within a previously completed CAT A Office Space.

The laboratory design was developed alongside Fluorok to ensure that their requirement for multiple fume cupboards and ancillary equipment would not only physically fit within the space but the associated HVAC requirements could also be satisfied. Due to the space restrictions within the building an external AHU was installed.

Fluorok required a combination of standard, height adjustable and walk-in ducted fume cupboards to carry out their synthesis and scale-up work. The laboratory layout had to allow sufficient circulation for people and material movement around them. A new goods-in door was created with separate and safe access to the delivery area. Due to the nature of their work, an emergency shower was installed.

The development of Fluorok’s laboratory equipment list, resulted in the discovery of a shortfall in available power within the building, this then lead to the requirement for a power upgrade. This was carried out in association with ARC and a network provider.

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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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