When you need spacious, hygienic and secure laboratory facilities the range of portable and modular buildings from Portakabin can be designed to fulfil your every requirement.

Laboratory buildings designed for any application from medical to schools

Whether you need laboratory space for scientific research, testing, medical analysis, technological and product development or educational purposes, the ultra-modern, highly-engineered buildings available from Portakabin offer a straightforward, effective solution.

Spacious, customisable buildings

The vast column-free spaces created within our modular buildings can be configured and fitted out to meet your requirements, with any specialist equipment, sterile working areas or secure storage facilities included.

Secure, hygienic, and ready to use

Your lab building will be fully plumbed in and fitted with all the data connections, power sockets and gas supply points you need. Our robust, all-steel buildings offer you the benefits of wipe-clean surfaces throughout, enabling you to maintain the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness.

You can have more than just lab space

For maximum productivity, we can keep all your teams under one roof with integrated office and meeting areas, storage space as well as catering facilities, changing rooms and toilets.

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As part of the decant for the Tinbergen Building, fjmt studio were commissioned to design, in collaboration with Portakabin, three modular laboratory buildings. Although only intended to provide temporary accommodation for a period of up to five years, the modular laboratories still needed to provide state-of-the-art facilities for the world leading departments. These facilities ranged from Cat 2 wet laboratories and constant temperature rooms to over 50 specialist testing booths, some electromagnetically shielded to enable EEG studies.

Adrian Yap, Principal, fjmt studio for University of Oxford

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Your laboratory from Portakabin

  • Complete laboratory complex available from a single specialist supplier
  • Able to incorporate both wet and dry facilities
  • Buildings fitted out with hard-wearing benches and work surfaces and tough epoxy-resin sinks as well as all the alarm and security features you need
  • Enhanced interior environment with climate-control and clean-air systems
  • Can be stand-alone or linked to existing buildings

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  1. Solutions to suit all budgets and timeframes

    It’s easy to get the buildings you need, when you choose Portakabin. Whether you want the total financial flexibility of hiring, the permanence of buying newly manufactured or you want the added sustainability of a pre-owned refurbished Portakabin building, there’s an option to suit you.

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  2. Much more than a building

    From concept to completion and beyond – there’s a specialist behind every stage of your project.

    With a truly 360˚ service from Portakabin, rest assured that there’s a team of modular experts managing every stage of your project and your modular building’s lifecycle.

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