Quotient Sciences


Quotient Sciences | Reading, Berkshire


Approx 9,000 sq. ft.


18 weeks

Project Goal

Quotient Sciences is a drug development and manufacturing accelerator supporting customers from candidate selection to commercial launch.

They deliver uniquely integrated programmes and a range of tailored services which dramatically shorten drug development times. Quotient Sciences are driven by their belief that ideas need to become solutions, and molecules need to become cures, fast. Because humanity needs solutions, fast.

Our task was to create compliant pharmaceutical development laboratories, associated offices, and a new breakout area.

Skills & Results

Quotient Sciences needed extra laboratory space for their pharmaceutical - formulation and inhalation - development work at the existing site in Reading. They also required additional office space and a new kitchen/breakout area for the growing number of staff.

After consultation with the management and laboratory teams we came up with a compliant solution to create new laboratories in the existing warehouse by installing a new mezzanine floor. Assessment of their process flow, equipment and risks allowed us to provide the appropriate ventilation, fume cupboard ducting, emergency shower and segregation from the existing GMP facility.

New open plan office, meeting rooms and a toilet block were constructed on their existing mezzanine floor whilst allowing for some natural light in the enclosed space. A modern, contemporary breakout area was created within the existing office space- to the absolute delight of the staff.

All this work was carried out in phases taking particular care to not disrupt their ongoing pharmaceutical programmes.

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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