And the incorporation of digital tools into laboratory design is revolutionising the way research spaces are planned, operated, and optimised. For example, remote monitoring of experiments presents a challenge to the very concept of a ‘traditional’ lab building.

We combine digital expertise with market specific knowledge to advise on the role of digital and data solutions in laboratory design. We deliver services and solutions that solve complex challenges for our clients, including optimised site operations, enhanced user experience, smart building design and the use of building information management (BIM) data.

Laboratories are increasingly adopting smart building technologies to enhance operational efficiency and sustainability. Digital sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices can be integrated into laboratory spaces to monitor environmental conditions, energy usage, and equipment performance in real time. Our digital platforms offer portfolio-wide management and control of assets’ performance, helping clients to optimise costs and predict maintenance requirements across complex facilities. We use these platforms bring machine learning and artificial intelligence to the operation of everything from chillers and HVAC, to lifts and lighting, and provide evolving insights into users’ health and wellbeing. Incorporating digital tools to laboratory design can assist with challenges such as sustainability, resource efficiency and process optimisation.