University of Bath – Research Lab Refurbishment


The University of Bath is rated in the top dozen universities in the UK. Its research is internationally respected. The
University’s buildings are set on an attractive campus about a mile from the centre of Bath, a World Heritage City.
It’s a safe and friendly campus with strong student services and good social opportunities.
CDC Cleanroom Specialists were employed as a specialist contractor to provide a complete turnkey design, project
management and refurbish a Research Laboratory facility.


Industry Sector:            Research and Development
Project Classification:     Laboratory Refurbishment
Value:                             £600,000
Time on Site:                 16 weeks
Physical Size:                108m2

Scope of Work

The project incorporated:
• Strip out of existing services
• Specialist asbestos strip out
• Decontamination of existing fume extract systems
• Flooring
• Laboratory furniture
• BMS Controls and wiring
• Electrical services incl. small power & lighting, data
• Thermal insulation to mechanical services
• Gases – natural gas, nitrogen gas pipework,
compressed air pipework
• Installation of new roof enclosure
• Installation of new equipment supporting steel

• Installation of AHU and extract fans/filter units
• Supply and extract ventilation systems
• 10 new fume cupboards c/w automatic airflow
control via venturi value system
• Emergency drench shower
• Installation of new decothane roof finish
• Low pressure hot water pipework
• Run around coil pipework circuit
• Domestic hot and cold-water pipework services
• Above ground vulcathene drainage pipework
• Water treatment
• Commissioning
• Waste management plan
• Production of health & safety file including O & M’s

Client Comments

Both the Contracts Manager and Site Manager were extremely knowledgeable and proactive and always had a solution to any problems found during the contract. Access to the site was difficult but the project was finished on time and within budget to a very high standard.’

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