Project Brief


Welsh Water

Project Type

Turnkey Lab Construction

Time Scale



Not Disclosed

Key Areas

Multiple Lab Working Areas
Chemistry Lab
Micro Biology Lab
Balance Area
Analytical Labs

Welsh Water Turnkey Laboratory Installation

Recently we completed a new major laboratory project at Welsh Water in Newport, this old call centre was transformed into the new head office for Welsh Water. This meant a large undertaking for the InterFocus team. The project included new fume extraction systems, laboratory working areas, specialist gases as well as a cold room.

The large project gave us plenty of scope to transform this old, tired space into a place the workforce would enjoy and appreciate. We were hoping to create a head office which would make the workforce excited to come to work everyday – vital in the important industry of water testing and proofing.

Creating a safe working environment was at the centre of what we hoped to achieve in the Welsh Water laboratory. We helped to develop the site so the workforce was afforded a space in which they could carry out important water testing tasks in complete safety. We started from the very base of this project, completing tasks such as plumbing – creating a more well-rounded and better-planned project from day one.

Main Scope of Works

  • Plumbing
  • Waste
  • Manufacture and installation of laboratory fixed furniture and IPS unit
  • Installation of a cold room
  • Installation of Fume Cupboards and Extraction including fume hood and flexible extraction arms
  • Class 2 safety cabinets
  • Installation of vinyl flooring with acoustic underlay
  • Installation of coved flooring up the plinth
  • Supply and installation of fresh air and air conditioning systems
  • Specialist Gases including: nitrogen, argon, helium, oxygen and compressed air