Queens Award


Reckitt Benckiser Science and Innovation Centre

RB Hull Inn Pathway reception

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”.

After a number of early design development meetings, it was decided that to fulfil 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 storage and Trespa worktops would be the preferred 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 fulfil 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