Client: Biograd Location: Liverpool Science Park Project: Laboratory fit-out Project Managers: Scott Bennett and Phil Bowers
Biograd in Liverpool has been established to provide long term cell banking for NHS trusts, academic researchers and those who wish to guarantee safe storage of their samples within the UK, focusing predominantly on storage of human biopsies, blood, stem cells, umbilical cords, semen and serum samples.
Mechanical services were installed throughout to the lab and gowning areas with full air conditioning, ventilation and heating throughout. The filtration hood had an extraction system for safe working and there were wash-up facilities too.
On the electrical side, we installed lighting, data and power throughout to all areas, and also installed an Oxygen and CO2 monitoring system.
The flooring was a Polyfloor vinyl coved skirting in a Polysafe wood effect. The wall finish chosen was White Rock anti bacterial wipe down surface, to reduce the risk of contamination throughout the lab.
The door specification was interesting too. 3m high fire safe doors were purpose built to allow for the installation of larger equipment, as part of future plans whilst still allowing fire safe compartmentalised work areas.
Our acoustic experience also came into play for the consultation labs with an acoustic treatment for the walls and voids to ensure privacy during consultations for clients.
The project is the first stage in a wider programme to create a state of the art facility and position Biobank, Liverpool as a world leader in stem cell research and storage.