Refeyn | Oxford, Oxfordshire


9,000 sq. ft.


16 weeks

Project Goal

Refeyn was spun out of Oxford University in 2018 with the goal to make mass photometry available to the scientific community. The opportunity around their unique technology has attracted a passionate team of people who collectively have spent decades developing and commercialising microscopes and other analytical instrumentation.

Their mission is to realise the full potential of mass photometry, making it widely available to the scientific, industrial and biomedical community; enabling its users to achieve better outcomes; and pushing the frontiers of what it can do and where it can be used.

The project involved the design and conversion of a single storey warehouse into CL2 labs on the ground floor and offices, meeting rooms, WCs, shower, and breakout spaces on the new first floor with an open balcony accessed via a single span staircase from the open-plan office, meeting rooms, plant rooms.

Skills & Results

Bulb worked with the client team to complete a tendered conceptual design which included installing an automatic smoke curtain to the open 1st floor balcony and enhanced fire lobby to accommodate the open 1st floor area and satisfy the Fire Consultant.

The restricted site and proximity of residential properties provided challenges that were overcome with splitting the plant areas within the building’s footprint and locating the noisier plant away from the neighbours.

The laboratories included laser-safe curtains to smaller cubicles, compressed air, local extraction points, benching, shelving & storage units.

Small external works comprised replacement floodlighting, new drainage connections and path and carpark reinstatement.

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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