APMG’s latest project at Sci-Tech Daresbury, the prestigious science park located in the Liverpool City area, has reached completion. Overall, APMG has now designed, manufactured and installed eight labs and three fume cupboards for three companies in Sci-Tech’s TechSpace One facility.
The most recently completed lab is for global speciality chemical company Croda. Its Sci-Tech Daresbury site is a world leader in the research, development and manufacture of speciality chemicals in proteins and carbohydrates, UV protection and biotechnology.
The lab’s tough, fixed benching benefits from a level of flexibility of function. Due to the combination of mobile underbench drawer units and cupboards, personnel can easily reconfigure their workspaces and storage.
Because hygiene, avoidance of contamination and safety are key in this environment, APMG selected Trespa® TopLab®PLUS for the worktops. As it’s developed specifically for the most demanding functional and scientific applications its hard-wearing qualities made it perfect for Croda.
TechSpace One provides high quality facilities for growing science and technology companies. Situated in one of the UK’s leading science parks, it has proved a magnet for the biomedical, materials, process technology, clean technology and instrumentation sectors.
Arcis Biotechnology is a molecular biology company focused on providing fast and convenient nucleic acid sample preparation solutions for its clients. Its facility in TechSpace One has benefited from five new lab spaces. APMG designed, manufactured and supplied the lab furniture plus a fume cupboard and ductwork system.
Quick turnaround times are a priority for Arcis. APMG has created each lab to support the fast-paced workflows which will enable it to meet its customers’ expectations.
APMG has also supplied two labs and a fume cupboard for Perfectus Biomed’s TechSpace One location. This leading contract testing laboratory provides standard and customised microbiology testing services to clients in a variety of sectors.
Perfectus Biomed’s first lab was delivered 18 months before the second. The company was extremely satisfied with its performance and came back to APMG when it expanded its Daresbury operation. Its bright new lab encompasses media prep, cell, molecular and viral lab areas.
‘Our best salespeople are the labs themselves,’ says Chris Brown, Director of APMG’s Furniture & Fume Cupboard division.
‘It’s not always easy to see the quality of manufacture, construction and installation of lab furniture on a website. However, we find that once a potential client has had the opportunity to experience one of our labs close up, then they’ll want to use us too. This is proving to be the case at Daresbury Sci-Tech.’