Health Protection Agency Labs at Newcastle University Medical School

The facility consisted of a secure, access controlled multiple laboratory facility with a Category 3 containment laboratory, clean room, PCR Amplification laboratory containing sample diagnostic equipment, -70┬░ secure sample freezers with nitrogen backup and Hot room.

The main sample testing laboratory included a security controlled airlock / lobby, class 1 containment fume cupboard / safety cabinet, piped specialist medical gas distribution system and a laboratory fumigation system.

Other laboratory provision within the facility  included an Enteric Molecular diagnostic laboratory, PCR and Mastermix laboratories, research and clinical scientist offices, administration offices, stores, a breakout area and circulation spaces.

The facility was constructed with the adjacent areas within the building occupied.