AKILI LABS

New laboratory and office fit-out for a pathology and research laboratory

Akili Labs is a pathology and research start-up laboratory that develops rapid diagnostic systems to improve healthcare globally and improve quality of life and healthcare.

The client came to us with a brief to create a modern and youthful working environment, delivering a complete design and fit out solution for their new laboratory and adjacent office space in Kyalami, Midrand.

Their new premises had to reflect their company identity, culture, and vision. In the laboratory space, we looked to create a well-lit workspace designed to increase productivity while upholding regulatory compliance.

We began working together with the client, proposing solutions that would help increase their scientific productivity and aid in the development of their workplace concept, enabling their rapidly expanding team and to enhance the way they work.

Throughout the design, the choice of materials used in finishing set a peculiar mood of medical cleanliness in the interior while upholding the maturity of their industry and youthfulness of the Akili brand.

Due to the nature of their work, we had to create a flexible lab-enabled workspace that is structured, equipped, operated, and maintained for optimal performance, and that met strict ISO technical standards.

Our multi-faceted approach to the life sciences sector combined laboratory specialists, designers, MEP, technology, furniture, air filtration and ventilation specialists, as well as construction experts to ensure we deliver a well-designed laboratory workspace.

 TKI also worked closely with Vivid Air, a specialist in custom designed air cleanliness solutions for cleanroom facilities which meet all ISO/EN standards. After careful analysis of the clients’ requirements, a clean air solution was designed which met the unique layout, considering the cleanliness and temperature requirements. The facility was fully commissioned and exceeds all design criteria, while maintaining its industrial chic aesthetics.

This project had seen multiple design revisions, challenges, and adaptations to ensure the space met all the regulatory considerations. These included:

  • Installation of a Clean Air system to eliminate contamination of samples. This is also a requirement for the lab to be compliant.
  • Installation of a homogenous vinyl sheet floor with covings at the walls. An easy to clean, impermeable floor is a requirement for the lab to be compliant.
  • Sealing of light fittings to stop dust particles from entering the lab and thus contaminating the air.
  • Removal of building shopfront on the façade to allow access for large laboratory machinery.
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