Life sciences facilities often include diverse spaces under one roof, from clean rooms to dry process areas; laboratories to offices, production, warehousing and more. Such diverse functions require flexibility be built into a project’s design. 

Design plays a pivotal role in creating an adaptable environment. Layout and flow optimisation can minimise congestion, reducing material movement, and decreasing contamination risks. Arup advises on zoning based on functionality to prevent interference and maintains health and safety regulations. Our approach also includes the use of modular spaces, to ensure they evolve to meet changing needs.

Successful change management is central to long-term success, and an important part of that is the significance of logistics and utility distribution. We help clients examine their chain and ensure adaptability in raw materials, energy supply, utility systems, packaging, storage, security, and fulfilment. Our 'health check' diagnostic tool offers a comprehensive view of the entire chain, ensuring resilience and adaptability to evolving requirements.

At Arup we use Lean Integrated Project Delivery (Lean-IPD) to join together the design, fabrication and construction of a project, which optimises processes and the movement of resources within spaces, emphasising flexibility, adaptability, and futureproofing. This approach ensures life sciences production facilities are efficiently designed for the present, while remaining adaptable to future changes, fostering success in a dynamic industry.