Ironstone Asset Management


Ironstone Asset Management | Rolling Stock Yard, London, UK


Approx. 13,500 sq. ft. across two floors


15 weeks

Project Goal

Life Science REIT’s investment objective is to provide Shareholders with an attractive level of total return. The focus is capital growth whilst also providing a growing level of income by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of UK properties that are leased or intended to be leased to tenants operating in the life science sector. The Board has appointed Ironstone Asset Management to provide day-to-day asset management and investment advisory services to the Group.

We were tasked to convert two floors of a key building located in the heart of the UK’s knowledge economy in Kings Cross, into speculative R&D facilities (containment level 2) for life sciences clients.

Skills & Results

Due to Bulb’s experience of fitting out the third floor of the Rolling Stock Yard for PacBio, Ironstone approached us to design and deliver the remaining two floors of the building.

Drawing on our vast experience working with science and technology clients, and our understanding of their requirements, we designed speculative laboratories primarily targeted at growing life sciences tenants.

Each floor has an approximate 60:40 ratio of integrated lab and office space respectively.

Laboratory areas include a mix of open-plan labs with modular benching and several support labs such as wet labs, utility, store, and freezer/ liquid nitrogen rooms. Open labs are designed for flexibility to be subdivided into smaller labs if required by tenants. On each floor, the laboratory area is connected to the office via a lobby for contamination control and a separate goods-in entrance.

Laboratory services include a ventilation strategy, small & resilient power provision, specialist lighting, vulcathene drainage and common laboratory gases provision.

Offices facing the building front include reception, open-plan seating, meeting rooms, breakout, and collaboration spaces. View the office space here.

The client is delighted with the result and has already secured a tenant for the second floor. The Bulb team is on site customising the space for their exact needs.

Consultant: Savills

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.

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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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