Public Health Laboratories

The public health laboratory for the South West region  provides diagnostic and clinical microbiology services to the NHS and others as well as specialist and health protection microbiology services to the region.

Laboratory Services

  • Bacteriology and Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Food, Water and Environmental Microbiology
  • Mycology Reference Laboratory

Design Considerations:

  • Electro-magnetic Interference (EMI) problems identified due to newly acquired electron microscopes in basement
  • Full galvanised steel containment system installed throughout building
  • Working out of hours in 24/7 operational building
  • Working highly pathogenic laboratory environment
  • Innovation in containment design
  • Award winning design solution from manufacturer


Client: Health Protection Agency

Project Management: University Hospital Bristol

M&E Engineering: Ferguson Brown