Alere Superlab - Toxicology Laboratory

Main Scope of Works

  • Complete design and build of a toxicology laboratory and office refurbishment, including installation of mezzanine floor

  • Design and installation of new, full HVAC system to meet CIBSE standards for offices and laboratories

  • Installation of specialist RO water system, including all plant and equipment

  • Installation of new special gasses, including clean compressed air supply via nitrogen generator equipment, and bottled helium supply

  • Preparation and submission of all planning applications

  • Construction of internal and external steel gantries to house plant and equipment

  • Design and installation of full Mechanical and Electrical services, including door-access control, intruder and fire alarm system, and external CCTV system

  • Installation of external EV charging stations

  • Installation of laboratory furniture, recirculating filtered fume cupboards, and walk-in fridge and freezers

  • Bespoke design and installation (glass screens bailey)

iab’s motto of maintaining a close working relationship with its clients is demonstrated in this £4.1 million design and build Toxicology Laboratory in Oxfordshire. The project involved the conversion of a large warehouse facility into a series of offices on a new mezzanine floor, laboratory space on the ground floor below the mezzanine and development of a large warehouse. At the front of the building, an existing ground and first-floor office area was refurbished to suit the client’s requirements. The project was carried out over a nine-month period and was completed on time and budget.

The project disciplines were:

  • 9-metre high double block work and jumbo stud warehouse/ office and laboratory wall
  • Steel framed and fireproofed mezzanine floor to support open-plan offices, managers offices, and meeting rooms.
  • Comprehensive external concrete plant base Galvanised internal and external plant gantry
  • Full mechanical and electrical installation, door access control, intruder and fire alarm system, External CCTV system.
  • Comprehensive HVAC installation.
  • Walk-in fridge and freezers.
  • Laboratory furniture and recirculating filtered fume cupboards.
  • Nitrogen generation plant with cylinder back, distribution pipework and drop point regulators.
  • Clean compressed air supply via nitrogen generator.
  • Bottled helium supply and pipework distribution.
  • Triple Red specialist water plant and distribution pipework.
  • Due to the increase of in power requirments, we also planned and upgrade the incomming power supply for the client
  • This project required full planning permission, this was complete by iab for the client.
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