We recently completed the installation of a new commercial laboratory for Microsearch, based in Mytholmroyd, Halifax. Microsearch has provided analytical services to the food industry for over 30 years, and completes microbiological, nutritional and allergen tests for food manufacturers. They appointed us to design and install a state of the art commercial laboratory, for a new larger facility required as a result of business expansion.
We regularly install laboratories into secondary schools, colleges and universities, and have found our expertise and skills transfer perfectly into the commercial sector. This was our largest commercial laboratory to date, and part of a wider investment by Microsearch. By liaising closely with various departments within the testing organisation, we ensured all aspects of the laboratory matched the company’s exact specifications. Nigel Green, Business Development Manager for Claughtons, comments:
“This particular laboratory required a mixture of standard and bespoke fitted furniture in many different sizes, so it was quite a complex design. The central area alone was quite a challenge due to the sheer size and the obstacles presented by the building. We had to work around large pillars and also ensure that underfloor services were presented and accommodated within the benching. Working within the constraints of the building program the project took six months from start to finish and the Microsearch team is now starting to use the facility.
“We are widely regarded to be one of the UK’s leading suppliers of laboratory furniture and are delighted to have worked with Microsearch on our largest commercial laboratory installation to date.”
Mark O’Connor, Sales Administrator for Microsearch, comments: “The business has been experiencing an extensive period of growth, so we felt it was time to further expand our facilities to increase our testing capabilities. The new laboratory will be used for our next day nutritional and allergen testing, and separately has allowed us to double the amount of space we can dedicate to microbiological testing.
“We enjoyed working with Claughtons on this project, they continued to meet our expectations and deliver at every stage. We are particularly impressed with the quality of materials and Claughtons’ craftsmanship – the new laboratory looks great and will definitely help our business to grow.”