Queens Award


Reckitt Benckiser Science and Innovation Centre

Laboratory furniture by S+B

Reckitt Benckiser has opened its new £105m Science and Innovation Centre in Hull which has created 200 new jobs and attracted the best science-based talent to the area.

S+B’s involvement in the project started nearly 4 years ago with architects, key RB staff and end-users attending workshops at our Manchester office to develop working patterns along with the laboratory furniture and fume cupboard requirements for the project. Claire Gardner – Senior HR Business Partner at RB commented during the opening of the new facility that “staff played a key role in the design of the centre, she went on to say that ‘team members helped develop progressive ways of working and were involved in the design of workspaces”.

S+B are proud to have supplied and installed the laboratory furniture and fume cupboards for the project in collaboration with the end-user representatives and project architects from Ryders, PM Group and FDG. After a number of early design development meetings it was decided that to fulfill the end-users working requirements and deliver a world-class modern laboratory facility, S+B’s Exemplaire C frame range of laboratory furniture with suspended/sliding cabinets and Trespa worktops would be the preferred laboratory furniture system.

Further discussions took place regarding the Fume Cupboards on the project and S+B’s Ecoline solid skin low-velocity fume cupboards were chosen as the best option, the decision was based on the need to fulfill the aesthetics required for a modern working laboratory, provide the highest level of end-user protection, offer environmental benefits and free up additional floor space which is usually taken up by hollow skin style fume cupboards.

Ecoline fume hoods

S+B are proud to have been involved in such a prestigious project and the benefits of our early engagement with the design team and end-users provided such a valuable benefit to the development and delivery of the project.

Please see the articles below to find out  more about this project:

Personnel Today  

Hull Daily Mail