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  • Smithers Viscient Laboratory

    A cutting edge new laboratory, research and development centre in Harrogate

Early contractor involvement and extensive project development ensured a fully collaborative client partnership, from start to finish.

Specialising in environmental and eco-toxicology testing, Smithers Viscient LLP required a full redevelopment of the old National Milk Records building, creating specialist analytical laboratories, controlled environmental rooms and a new soil testing facility.

The building site team deserves particular praise for their competence, approachability and responsiveness. Regular progress meetings, supplemented by detailed and well-presented progress reports, ensured we have been kept fully informed. In summary, we have found Henry Boot to be a professional partner for our project.

Nick Kernoghan, Project Manager, Smithers Viscient

  • £4.7m

    Project value

  • 57



  • 15,700


    sq. ft. refurbished

The detailed works included:

  • A new first floor extension
  • Refurbishment of the existing brick and concrete frame structure
  • New plant room and plant roof deck
  • Revamp of existing facade, adding vibrant feature panels

By instigating an integrated design development process, we were able to add value for the client. The fit out works were delivered in a phased programme, enabling Smithers Viscient to remain fully operational throughout the transition into the new facility, ensuring no loss of productive time.

Bland and Swift