Who We Are

We deliver high-end laboratories for the life sciences sector in Cambridge.

About Us

We’re lab design and fit-out specialists in Cambridge

Whether you already have a design and specification for your laboratory, workspace or office, or you need advice and guidance through the design and build process, our approach is proven to deliver workspaces that support the scientific and commercial needs of our life sciences clients.

Our story

We know Cambridge

As building and construction specialists in Cambridge for more than 40 years, we’ve built our reputation on successfully serving hundreds of clients throughout our history. Our life sciences clients benefit from our knowledge of the commercial property space and development in Cambridge that other firms may not have.

How we’re different

We're the right size where it matters.

We’re big enough to handle every stage of your laboratory design and build, yet lean enough to give you the level of client service you expect. With us, you stay in control – unlike other firms, we keep you in the loop. It’s frustrating not receiving regular updates during a build. That’s why we commit to keeping you informed daily for the duration of your project.

Project management

Collapse your timeline (and your costs)

Our secret? It’s actually just common sense. By hiring trades and suppliers from our extensive local network, we reduce project timelines and offer greater efficiency, while regularly delivering more competitive rates for the same or higher specifications.

Our people

Meet the Thackray team

We’re an experienced team of diverse skills with proven experience delivering for our life sciences clients.

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Dan Wright
Managing Director
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Dan Pettican
Project Manager - Office & Life Sciences
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Adam Brown
Project Manager - Office & Life Sciences
Mark Baker
Site Manager - Office & Life Sciences
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Brendan Wright
Site Manager - Office & Life Sciences
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Sue Theobald
PA to Managing Director


View our latest life sciences projects

Talga Labs required a design and build service for their laboratory spaces, including cupboard ventilation, gas pipework, and compressed air installation, as well as air...
Source BioScience, an international provider of laboratory services, leased a property in Cambridge to convert into a laboratory and office space. Safety standards and the...
We previously designed and built a laboratory space for Source BioScience, and were also tasked with creating a reception area and office spaces to complement...

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