Catapult ISG - 1

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult fit out, London, UK

Transforming an occupied building into a new facility for pioneering cell therapy science.
  • Customer
    Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital
  • Procurement Route
    Two stage
  • Completion Date
    January 2014
  • Quantity Surveyor
    Davis Langdon LLP
  • Value
  • Form Of Contract
    NEC 3
  • Project Manager
  • Area
    13,000 sq ft
  • Program Duration
    22 weeks
  • Architect
  • ME Engineer
    Bianco Sale
Cell therapy Catapult


We repurposed an existing, occupied building into a new high-tech medical research and development facility for cell therapy science.

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult is a place where academics, businesses and clinicians, with a special interest in cell therapies, work together to focus on the commercial development of cutting-edge technologies in cell therapy.

Cell therapy Catapult

The project

We created a high-end laboratory facility, designed and constructed to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards, complete with a dedicated plant room that delivers bespoke services to support the space.

The facility’s unique mixed-use environment incorporates open plan office space, meeting rooms, a kitchen area and a high-spec research laboratory.

The scheme also accommodates areas for write up and administration work, with a floor-to-ceiling viewing area over the laboratory and a new reception area, board room and cellular meeting facilities.


The facility caters for 100 people and is located on the 12th floor of the 30-storey Tower Wing within Guy’s Hospital in London. All the floors within the building needed to remain operational throughout the project, which meant the project worked in a live hospital environment so critical clinical provisions could continue without disruption.