chapter  26
30 Pages

Laboratories

WithCatherine Nikolaou, Neville Surti

KEY POINTS: x A modern laboratory should provide a stable environment for

the production and replication of scientific data as well as adding value by considering flexibility and interaction via good space utilisation and planning

x Working collaboratively with key stakeholders in the production of a robust set of requirements for each space ensures a proper understanding of the activities undertaken and therefore the reduction of risks and hazards through design

Contents 1 Introduction 2 Laboratory layout guidance 3 Space organisation 4 Environment 5 Case studies 6 Bibliography

1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Definition A laboratory is a facility which provides controlled conditions in which scientific methods including research, development and analysis may be performed and/or taught.