We're delighted to be able to invite you inside our new building for the first time. At the end of our last update we had a beautiful empty building shell. But now, after a very busy Summer of work, the inside is really taking shape. The facility is an essential part of our strategy to drive down lead-times and meet the long-term growth in sample support requirements in the cryo-electron microscopy community, and we're very happy to be able to see our plans becoming a reality. So follow us now into our new building and discover more about how the future of grid production will happen!
But our builders have been busy all Summer and things have changed quite a lot since then...
So simple and so important. Just adding walls and doors divides the space and already makes it easier to imagine working here. Doesn't the boss's office have an amazing view?
Replacing those ladders with a staircase, means that we can reach the top floor without taking our life in our hands. Almost like a real office!
Our new facility will be high-spec and ready to meet the demands of the future. We'll have green energy supplies and a green roof - but modern buildings need a lot of cabling!
Here's the heated flooring going in. Minimizing energy use means choosing the most efficient heating methods (at the same time as being well insulated to prevent unnecessary heat loss, of course).
One exciting addition to the exterior of the building was the completion of the connection to our existing building.
We have designed our new facility to maximise the quality and efficiency of production of our world-leading cryo-electron microscopy sample supports. One important feature is our new dumb waiter-style goods lift. This will enable us to transfer grids between different production stages quickly, easily, and while minimizing contamination or damage in transit.