Cambridge Research Facility Turnkey Lab

Project Brief


Cambridge Research Company


Turnkey Lab Construction

  • Multiple laboratories
  • Extensive fume extraction system
  • Fume Cupboards
  • Specialist filter lighting
  • Office
  • Temperature controlled server room
  • Special bespoke chemical store with blast panels
  • Large research facility

New Research Facility Cambridge | Turnkey Laboratory Project

The InterFocus team has recently completed a new major laboratory project in Cambridge. This project was to provide a new facility in an existing, unoccupied building. The full turnkey solution included building works such as the installation of a new mezzanine floor to house the plant room and office areas.

Managing the project from start to finish, we were able to ensure a consistent level of quality throughout.

A new server room was built to house the data servers, this had its own special cooling equipment to keep the room at a constant temperature. This was a vital part of the project, ensuring the room provided a reliable setting for the all-important servers.

Fume extraction systems, laboratories, installation of specialist gases including storage, full M&E design and installation, a complete security system and building management solution.

In addition, we built an explosion-proof Chemical Storage building which had blast panels incorporated to release explosive energy and protect the fabric of the building.

Project time scale was 26 weeks. Project value £1.5m+
Below we highlight the main scope of works of the project which is not an exhaustive list but show what can be provided by our laboratory turnkey solutions
  • Supply and install Fume Cupboards and Extraction systems.
  • Installation of new laboratory-grade vinyl flooring with acoustic underlay
  • Supply and installation of Fresh Air and Air Conditioning Systems.
  • Specialist Gases including: nitrogen, argon, helium, oxygen and compressed air along with suitable safe storage areas outside.
  • Complete electrics and Data installation
  • Bespoke external chemical storage building with explosion protection, approx 2000 sqft in size.
  • Installation and Commissioning of a building management system coupled with a comprehensive security and fire alarm system.
  • Installation of Mezzanine Floor
  • Internal and External building works
  • Liaise with Building Control and local planning authority
  • Manufacture and installation of laboratory fixed furniture and IPS units
  • Office furniture