Native Antigen


Native Antigen | Oxford, UK


Approx. 30,000 sq. ft.


20 weeks

Project Goal

Founded in 2010, The Native Antigen Company has rapidly become one of the world’s leading suppliers of infectious disease reagents.

Their portfolio of reagents continues to expand, and they are widely acknowledged to be a primary source of reagents and kits for the study of emerging diseases. In July of 2020, The Native Antigen Company was acquired by The LGC Group, a global leader in the life sciences sector, and is now part of the LGC Clinical Diagnostics business unit.

We were tasked to deliver The Native Antigen company’s new HQ & R&D facility at the Oxford Technology Park over two storeys. The works involved compliant (CL2) laboratories created within warehouse space on the ground floor and associated offices on the first floor.

Skills & Results

Bulb secured as a tendered project, the delivery of a 30,000 sq. ft. interior fit-out of their new R&D facility, as initially designed by Rapleys’s LLP as the Principal Designer. The Oxford Technology Park is a brand-new park in North Oxford (still under construction).

On the ground floor, we delivered a reception, various life sciences laboratories such as tissue culture, purification, microbiology, wet chemistry with support rooms including a cold room, a dark room, glass wash, material storage and a dispatch area.

Laboratory services included a ventilation strategy, small & resilient power provision, specialist lighting, vulcathene drainage and industrial gases distribution.

A separate suite was created to carry out genomics work by another portfolio company of The LGC Group.

The first floor was comprised of a modern open office and a selection of cellular offices, meeting rooms, well-being room and a spacious breakout area with ability to expand in future.

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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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