Sovereign House – Kadans Science Partner


Kadans Science Partner | Sovereign House, Abingdon


Approx. 15,000 sq. ft.


15 weeks

Project Goal

Kadans Science Partner’s mission is to build and support innovative ecosystems. With industry-leading intelligence, knowledge, and experience Kadans offers state-of-the-art specialist accommodation and access to an ecosystem of industry-leading businesses, to optimise our tenants’ success and stimulate innovation together.

To work with the professional team to design and develop lab enabled CAT A space on the ground floor, with associated open plan CAT A office space on the first floor, ready for prospective tenants.

As a conversion from an existing office building, the project involved significant adaption & supplementing of building services to accommodate the proposed use.

Skills & Results

We successfully tendered for the project for Kadans Science Partner, working alongside Bidwells & Delta Green to design and deliver this CAT A project.

Works included the complete strip out of the ground floor, to fit out speculative CL2 laboratory space across the east and west wings. Mechanical, electrical & public health services included the installation of new air handling equipment, air conditioning, safe storage for laboratory gases, a CAT5 booster & connection to vulcathene drainage. A planning application was submitted for the potential installation of fume cupboards and their associated air handling plant.

The first floor comprised installation of open plan CAT A office space, kitchen area and bathrooms. Proprietary laboratory benching & ranges of office furniture were selected & installed as appropriate.

Consultant: Bulb Laboratories | Bidwells | Delta Green

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.

furniture fittings benching


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.

furniture fittings worktops


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.

furniture fittings worktops

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.

furniture fittings worktops

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.

furniture fittings worktops

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.

furniture fittings worktops