Bulb Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, 23 March 2020
These are challenging times.
A case of watching, listening and learning for all of us and hopefully being able to differentiate facts from hysteria.
At Bulb, the safety of our employees, their families and the wider community we operate in is paramount. At the same time, we appreciate an urgent need to establish a balanced view centred around public health and the fulfilment of commitments to clients, consultants, & the supply chain who have come to expect the best in service from us over the last 14 years.
The government advice is shifting daily as new data is pushed through ‘the model’, and we respond accordingly with briefings, engaging all and reacting through a safe and informed consensus. As with anything that tests us, it provokes innovation and creativity, and when we come through this, the ‘lessons learnt’ will surely stand us in great stead for the future.
While our site operations have been modified to ensure compliance with Government and NHS recommendations, we move forward together with absolute diligence and care. We have altered ‘the ways we work’, by limiting non-essential meetings, travels and implementing working remotely. The whole Bulb team is well-equipped to work from home with robust IT systems and support.
Currently, both our Reading office at Priory Court, Beech Hill and Oxford office at 46, Woodstock Road remain open in support of our ongoing projects. We want to emphasise that our team is available ‘as usual’ to support all stakeholders through telephone, e-mail, skype or any other preferred communication channel. We would urge you to check our websites (Bulb Interiors & Bulb Laboratories) and social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram) for regular updates.
We want to thank everyone who continues to work with us, and particularly those searching for an answer and helping others, the list seems endless.
If you want any further information or have a specific request, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Derek Jones & Paul Horsburgh
Bulb is extremely pleased to welcome Aaron Motsi, Assistant Quantity Surveyor, to the team.
Aaron originally studied and qualified as a mechanical engineer, before transitioning to quantity surveying in 2018.
Beginning his career as a quantity surveyor in the planned and reactive maintenance sector, Aaron undertook numerous building refurbishment projects as well as multi-million-pound long term planned works contracts for public and private clients.
Since joining Bulb at the end of 2019, Aaron has already made a valuable contribution assisting the commercial and contracts teams working across all of Bulb’s live projects.
Find Aaron’s contact details and more on the Bulb team here.
Bulb is delighted to welcome Dr Nima Rezaie to the Bulb team as Project Director.
Dr Nima Rezaie has an extensive scientific background, having worked almost 20 years in both academic research and the commercial business sector.
In his varied roles, he has provided consultative, application-based solutions to the Academic, Hospital, Biotech and the Pharma industries.
At Bulb, Nima will focus primarily on Science and Technology sector (www.bulblaboratories.com).
He will be responsible for providing specialist scientific and business development advice as well as initiating and managing client relationships in relation to all Laboratory fit out and refurbishment.
Check out Nima’s contact details here.
Bulb is delighted to welcome Andrew Squires to the Bulb team as Project Director.
Andrew has spent 32 years working in the Built Environment across Commercial, Healthcare, Education, Leisure and Retail sectors.
Andrew has led business development teams focussing on collaborative relationships that help develop the right client solution and where appropriate bringing innovative, sustainable and Smart technology across all workspaces.
At Bulb, Andrew will focus on identifying new project opportunities, manage long term client relationships and bring new ideas to enhance Bulb services.
Check out Andrew’s contact details here.
Our Oxford office address has changed. The new office is opposite the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter and the address is: 46 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HT
We have moved to a newly built OSI Incubator (Oxford Sciences Innovation) at the HB Allen Centre. The centre will be home to a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and innovators, all of whom, whether resident or non-resident, will be sharing ideas and insights daily.
We would love to hear from you. If you have any queries regarding laboratory design, the choice of a suitable building or would like to visit our new office.
Please contact Derek Jones
We are delighted to have won a major office refurbishment project for APAM at the Arlington Business Park, Theale. Bulb Interiors have previously worked with APAM on the delivery of many successful fit-out projects at the park.
Arlington Business Park has recently undergone a complete transformation with many amenities added including the on-site Café and the Gym (fitted out by Bulb).
This new refurbishment will include new curtain walling to the entrance area, a new lift, WC’s & showers, replacement air-conditioning, lighting & fire alarm, plus new ceilings, raised floors & internal finishes.
The Bulb team is already on site and the project is on programme to finish during the Summer.
Bulb is delighted to welcome Andy Hambridge to the Bulb team as Technical Services Manager. Andy has 36 years’ experience in the construction industry, working as a Technical Services Manager for the past 10 years.
Andy has delivered many projects of varying complexities from pre-contract through to delivery and post contract support. Projects include secure data centres, MOD secure facilities, laboratory testing facilities and commercial office space.
Andy prides himself on his team commitment engaging with all stakeholders and team members, whilst looking at buildability and maintainability.
As Technical Services Manager, Andy will work with the team to review all aspects of the building services, looking for opportunities to commission systems in advance and ensure a smooth handover to the facilities team. Andy seeks to assist both the project and professional teams and is responsible for making decisions to ensure the project is delivered smoothly.
Andy has particular interest in laboratory projects due to the challenges and complexity they present. His past experience of delivering M&E projects for Abbott Laboratories, British Biotech and MediSense brings valuable technical expertise to the Bulb Laboratories team.
Laboratory Project at Harwell Science & Innovation Campus:
After successfully completing our first two laboratory projects at the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus, Bulb Laboratories are thrilled to have won our third project on the campus.
PC – Harwell
Harwell is a world-renowned campus driving forward science and innovation across Europe in over 20 sectors, including Life Sciences, Space (upstream and downstream), Energy, Big Data, Super Computing, and Sustainability. Harwell Campus is a place where experimentation is encouraged and technology is developed that transforms people’s lives. At the heart of the science, space and health tech sector, Harwell is a centre of progress and an established beacon of global science and discovery.
Our client is a technology company working on new products that could revolutionise the way some industries work. Bulb Interiors have been appointed to fit out office and lab space over two floors. The work has just begun and is expected to finish in Q1 2019.
Watch out for the finished project pictures in 2019.
We are delighted to have won a new office fit-out project for APAM at the Arlington Business Park, Theale. Bulb Interiors have previously worked with APAM on the delivery of many successful fit-out projects at the park.
Arlington Business Park has recently undergone a complete transformation with many amenities added including the on-site Café and the Gym (fitted out by Bulb) and the bespoke designed Floating Pavilion, providing meeting space for tenants.
Our client is a global software company that has outgrown their existing premises (fitted out by Bulb) and who are moving into a larger space at the park.
The Bulb team is already on site and the project is on programme to finish before Christmas.
Bulb Laboratories are delighted to announce the opening of their new office in the historic city of Oxford on the 1st October 2018.
The move is prompted by the continued growth in our laboratory fit-out and refurbishment work and our desire to support the inspirational scientific community in Oxford.
Our new office is just a stone’s throw away from the Oxford Railway Station. The address is
Bulb Laboratories, 2nd Floor, King Charles House, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1JD
We would love to hear from you if you have any queries regarding laboratory design, the choice of a suitable building or would simply like to visit our new office.
Please contact Derek Jones