PacBio | Rolling Stock Yard, Kings Cross, London


Approx 7,500 sq. ft.


16 weeks

Project Goal

PacBio create the world’s most advanced sequencing systems to provide the most complete and accurate view of genomes, transcriptomes, and epigenomes. Their founders invented a new way to study the synthesis and regulation of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Driven by a desire to advance human health, they harness advances in biochemistry, optics, nanofabrication, and more.

Their products empower scientists to explore the full spectrum of genetic variation in any organism — from unravelling the mystery of rare diseases to improving the world’s food supply.

Our task was to create a demonstration area/laboratory for PacBio’s high-tech sequencing systems, supporting (CL2) laboratory space and associated offices.

Skills & Results

PacBio, an American biotechnology company wanted to set up a UK headquarter in London with state-of-the art demonstration area to display their product and train their scientific clients.

The third floor of the impressive Rolling Stock Yard building in the heart of Kings Cross was sub-divided into open instrument laboratory to host 10 sequencing systems with a sample processing area. A sample preparation lab and storage area were created to support the instrument lab.

Special attention was given to designing and servicing the demonstration area to maximise the visual impact (for visitors) from the branded, glazed reception area.

A mix of open plan offices, meeting rooms and collaboration areas were created together with a spacious kitchen/breakout space. A large briefing/conference room was built for training purposes with the flexibility to be converted into a townhall setting.

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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