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At Evolve, we are specialists in highly functional and people-centric design for laboratory spaces.

The secret of our success? We let the scientists take the lead.

Working collaboratively with our scientific clients, we design and deliver laboratories that meet the practical needs of the people who will work there.

People-focused lab design

As a starting point, we gather all of your key stakeholders together so we can gain an understanding of the practical and scientific needs of your business.

Although laboratories generally incorporate similar themes, your laboratory interior design may vary greatly depending on your particular working methods.

We will work with your scientists to plan workflows, taking the time to understand how the space will be used to create a laboratory design that is unique to your business.

Before we even think about your laboratory’s fit-out and furnishings, we will assign a project team of specialists to perform a needs analysis with your key stakeholders.

This will involve:

  • Assessing your existing lab workspace and how you use it.
  • Agreeing on your business objectives and what we can do to help you achieve them.
  • Identifying any bespoke space requirements, whether practical, scientific or people-focused.
  • Taking the time to understand your business and brand and how we can tailor a lab space that is personal to you.
  • Looking forward to make sure the laboratory works for your team now and in the future.
  • Working together to agree on realistic budgets and time frames to devise an achievable project plan


Function over form

Once we have defined the strategy, our project team will work closely with the people behind the science! Our goal is to create a laboratory design that is functional, respectful of your brand and its values, and which carefully considers your service requirements.

We are fortunate to have a team of in-house experts who can advise on how to manage services safely and efficiently based on how your lab will be used. Whether this involves basic power, consideration of lab gases, compressed air, extraction, pressure regimes or sufficient cooling, we have the know-how to resolve any issues.

Usually, we will ask some questions to determine how we will design your space:

  • Do you handle any harsh chemicals?
  • Is there a need for vibration control? Is soundproofing important?
  • Do you require cold storage space?
  • Do you need an adequate workspace for larger-scale equipment?
  • What about circulation access and egress? Do you require 24-hour access?
  • Do you need room for future expansion?
  • Do we need to consider the required adjacencies to enable a safer and more productive working environment?
  • Are there any regulatory approvals or laboratory classifications to factor in (e.g., a category 2 laboratory or a cleanroom specification to meet ISO standards)?

Evolve’s lab designers are extremely adept at asking the right questions and offering expert insights so we can make the most out of your laboratory space and empower your scientists to ensure that their working methods are taken into account.


Talk to us about your lab design

At Evolve, we design and build lab spaces that will bring out the best in your team. If you would like to discuss your requirements, please get in touch with us.

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Evolve is your trusted science partner

At Evolve, we have specific sector knowledge and tailor scientific solutions to your requirements by selecting and adapting our service offering, which includes:

  • Facility design, laboratory supplies and lab furniture layout
  • Expertise to help you make quick and informed decisions for all your clinical, scientific or analytical needs
  • We can provide you with a comprehensive maintenance and support service
  • We offer training in a number of areas of interest to the scientific community

Our proactive, consultative approach is underpinned by the expertise of our team of dedicated professionals, ensuring that you’ll get personal support from one of our experts.

If you need to speak with someone from Evolve, please visit our Support Centre page.

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