Detailed Design & Specifications

Scheme Development

Successful space planning requires a lot of thought. Luckily our consultants know a thing or two about space.

By undertaking a detailed analysis of the needs of your work practice, now and into the future, we configure the internal space around you. By taking an insightful approach to space planning, we address a wide range of issues including the need for open and agile working space, designated private areas, the size of departmental teams and any current obstructions affecting the permeability of the space, such as walls and columns. We then create floor plans, elevations and 3D visualisations of laboratory layouts paying particular attention to your budgetary and scheduling brief.

Our unique combination of scientific and construction experience ensures a full understanding of the clients’ processes and results in a fully coordinated design including Mechanical and Electrical and other specialist services.

Engineering Services

We know that the successful performance of any business is underpinned by an efficient and up-to-date building infrastructure. Our detailed technical appraisal will assess your individual business requirements, acknowledging how these are likely to develop and accurately assess the new infrastructure; for seamless integration and future-proofing.

Utilising air conditioning & electrical surveys and in depth technical appraisals, our specialists can assess and determine the best ways to maximise the performance of your prospective new work space or refurbishment. We also determine energy-saving features, electrical capacity & any load bearing capability relevant to specialist activities established whilst developing the client brief.

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Procurement

The development of initial design and budgets allows the client to proceed with confidence in securing the right building and setting realistic budgets. Bulb will tender all major elements of the project and provide both value for money and cost certainty for the scheme.

By sourcing quality materials from leading manufacturers, we can ensure that every installation is compliant and of the appropriate standard and quality. One of the key decisions in fitting your new laboratory is identifying the right benchtop, flooring and furniture finish to meet both your needs and budget for your application. From chemical resistant laminate tops, to thermosetting resin benchtops (such as Trespa Top Lab), polymeric benchtops (such as Corian) and stainless steel, we will provide you with the most appropriate options through our established supplier network.

Compliance

At the early stage of your new laboratory project, we will carry out an assessment of your research area, laboratory compliance requirements, anticipated hazards, appropriate mitigation methods & build these into the laboratory design. Our Laboratory Specialist has years of hands-on laboratory experience with IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) accredited Certification in Laboratory Safety.

Whether you have your own compliance team or need help with legislations such as Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Advisory Commission for Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) or Pressure Systems Regulations, we are supported by our specialist advisors.

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Programming

As part of our consultancy service we will determine realistic timescales and create a detailed programme including the critical path to achieving agreed objectives.

Get in Touch

If you are planning a new laboratory, refurbishing an existing one or have any questions, we’d love to hear from you.

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