Ivy Farm


Ivy Farm | Oxford Business Park, Oxford


18,000 sq ft.


24 weeks, in two phases

Project Goal

Leading the UK’s cultivated meat revolution, Ivy Farm use novel cell technology created by the University of Oxford to grow real meat that’s free from slaughter and free from antibiotics.

Their cultivated real meat, also known as lab-grown meat, is made by taking a small number of cells from farm raised animals & multiplying them to make delicious, minced meat.

An exciting revolution in food and a ‘must’ for preserving the planet.

The project was to convert the first floor of the building into bespoke office and collaboration space and create test & showcase kitchens on the ground floor. Also designed and delivered to the ground floor was a compliant laboratory for cell technology research, analysis and space to scale up the production of laboratory meat through bioengineering.

Skills & Results

Bulb were delighted to team up with ARC (formerly Arlington) to design & deliver Ivy Farm’s new bespoke HQ at Oxford Business Park.

Bulb helped Ivy Farm to set up their first, small laboratory in 2019. With phenomenal growth within two years and ambitions to become the leader in sustainable meat market Bulb were delighted to design and deliver their new bespoke HQ at Oxford Business Park.

The project was delivered in two phases.

The first phase involved design & delivery of research, development, and production areas on the ground floor.

A combination of spaces was required for research, development, and production. The ground floor of the horseshoe shaped building was designed to include tissue culture labs, automation, testing in one arm and pilot plant scale up space to incorporate various size bioreactors on the other arm.

The facility needed intensive services including intricate gas supply, external liquid Nitrogen provision, localised extraction, customised ventilation and support rooms.

This impressive facility also includes a stunning space for test and showcase kitchen, with functional kitchen and a viewing window to the production lab.

The second phase, included office and collaboration spaces and showcase, test and media kitchens for visitors and developing recipes. View the second phase here.

Throughout the facility, Ivy Farm values, branding and ethos are reflected in colours, materials, furniture, and fittings.

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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