Main Contractor

- Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd




- 2021


- Glasgow, Scotland

Works Undertaken

- Laboratory Furniture


Liasing with a Fife-based fitting team, this project involved developing a fully modular, service integrated furniture system, FlexModular, to outfit four floors of laboratories at the University of Glasgow's newly constructed, five-storey, £113m Advanced Research Centre on Dumbarton Road.
Through either a central, floor mounted, space-efficient prefabricated steel ‘spine’ with provision for integrated adjustable shelving, or an overhead, suspended gantry, services are delivered to mobile or freestanding modular benching complimented by our full range of storage cabinetry. This modular benching utilises a newly developed proprietary extruded rail, designed to combine the benefits of both the Cleanline & 3R systems; on-site flexibility, full prefabrication, rapid assembly and a clean internal fixing design with the option to add removable rear panelling to conceal services.
The modular nature of this system is ideal for projects utilising BIM, and we are able to offer architects and main contractors .rfa files covering the full range of modules within the system to enable integration and coordination with the wider project design, particularly service integration, at the earliest possible stages.


Benching and service distribution at the advanced research centre


Benching Systems



Mobiles / Pedestal Sinks / Tall & Wall Storage


Worksurface: Trespa TopLab Plus - White (T03.0.0)
Framework: Platinum Grey (RAL7036) Semi Gloss
    Carcase: Lava Grey (U3057 VL)
    Doors/Drawers: Coral Red (U148 PE)
    Trim: Coral Red
    Handles: 201 Grade Stainless Steel 'D' Type

Service distribution spine with benching and integrated shelving at the advanced research centre
BIM / CAD image from the advanced research centre
Sink, service riser and open plan furniture
Compact laboratory space at the advanced research centre
laboratory furniture against curtain walling
University of Glasgow Advanced Research Centre laboratory furniture
University of Glasgow Advanced Research Centre laboratory furniture
University of Glasgow Advanced Research Centre laboratory furniture