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Biotherapeutics Research and Development (R&D) Lab

Biotherapeutics Research and Development (R&D) Lab

Contract Value:- £420,000
Completed:- April 2018
Location:- Oxford Science Park, Oxford

  • Complete Turnkey Laboratory Refurbishment
  • All Fixtures And Fittings
  • All M&E Services
  • Reconfigured HVAC System

Evox Therapeutics approached iab to design and build their Biotherapeutics Research and Development (R&D) Lab following expansion from a small start-up laboratory we fitted out previously.

We started by helping with a rough design and budget price, to allow them to gain board approval and investment commitment. Once the outline budget was agreed, we worked in close with the staff and management of Evox to complete a design that was going to fit into the budget and give them space to expand into.

The building that was chosen by Evox was Floor 3 in the Medawar 2 Magdalen Centre at Oxford Science Park.

We started working with Evox in October 2017 and the order was placed in the first week of January 2018. Evox had to be in the new labs by the middle of April 18. This only gave us 14 weeks to complete the turnkey fit.

The finish in the area was already to a high standard. to ensure the clients budget was maintained, the existing carpet tiles and lights were carefully removed and reinstalled to suit the new layout. The existing HVAC was also reconfigured and upgraded to suit laboratory requirements. This would save upfront costs now and later down the line when Exov move out. To control all the HVAC in the new labs and offices, we add a new BMS controls system to manage this and provide the client with reports.

As part of the base fit out in the building, there was already a Category 5 Backflow Prevention Break Tank. This saved Evox from having to find space within the layout for this.

Due to the nature of the work Evox will be doing in their labs, there was a requirement for high purity co2 to serve specialist equipment. We installed a degreased copper pipework distribution system. This comprised of running a 22mm degraded copper pipeline from the area at the back on building to a high level in the roof void above the client’s area. Once in this area, it reduced down to serve the required labs & outlets. To make sure the client’s supply of CO2 was maintained, we installed a low-level alarm and a 2×2 auto changing manifold.

As part of the client Health & Safety requirements, a co2 detection system was installed to all laboratory areas and an oxygen depletion system was installed to the equipment room for the n2 generator.

The client had a requirement for some Specialist Equipment, so we put them directly in touch with one of our network partners. We worked with them closely so that we could fully coordinate any services their equipment required.

Please find below a gallery of photos.

Completed Lab