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Laboratory Relocation | The University of St Andrews

Laboratory relocation specialists Arena Instrumentation are supporting the University of St Andrews with their recovery from a devastating fire, which broke out in their Biomolecular Sciences department earlier this year.

Arena were dispatched to assist in the speedy decommission of the BMS building, managing the laboratory equipment decommissioning, testing and calibration to ensure their equipment meets specifications and can facilitate world-class research.

Continuity was the Priority

Our first priority for the university was business continuity. We wanted to ensure that the university had the equipment and resources to enable their researchers to resume as much activity as possible. To do this the university specified what equipment was critical, to enable them to continue with their research and teaching, and we focused our efforts on the restoration and recommissioning of these time-critical items.

Since the fire, the university has commissioned a brand-new 44 module laboratory facility, which was completed on October 15 and is pictured above. These units, which were built by Portakabin at their base in York, all fit together to create a complete laboratory complex.

As specialists in disaster recovery and laboratory relocation, Arena Instrumentation have now relocated the university’s equipment, staff and students into this brand-new facility to enable research and laboratory teaching.

 Laboratory relocation – Arena Instrumentation

 A Major Moving Operation

Staff and equipment were relocated from various locations all around the university campus, as well as from the Dundee Life Sciences building, over a three-week period. This meant moving and installing more than 800 pieces of laboratory equipment and many members of staff.

Relocating and recommissioning this amount of equipment and personnel from numerous locations in a short timescale was quite a challenge, and we’re very proud to have helped the University relocate and commission their new labs.

Laboratory Relocations from Arena Instrumentation

Arena Instrumentation offer a complete laboratory relocation service for blue-chip companies, the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors and research labs. We see the project through from start to finish, in line with regulatory requirements and your own specific needs. If you would like to know more, follow this link.