R G Carter has an established track record of successfully delivering projects within the science and research sector. We understand the exacting needs required in this sensitive industry and have experience of delivering highly-serviced and tightly-controlled laboratories in clinical and educational environments, for universities, research institutes and the pharmaceutical industry. We offer technical excellence, innovative and cost-effective solutions, and a discreet and reliable service according to our client’s bespoke requirements. Our expertise includes the in-house ability to manage the design and installation of complex science, research and development environments, including validation, testing, commissioning and regulatory sign-off.

We have delivered a varied portfolio of science and research facilities, including projects for the University of Cambridge, University of East Anglia, Cancer Research UK, Chesterton Research Park, and Norwich Research Park.



  • OVER 100 YEARS EXPERTISE in providing science and research facilities.
  • ACCESS TO FRAMEWORKS reducing procurement time and providing optimum delivery – click here see our Framework partnerships
  • ESTABLISHED PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES to deliver best value and demonstrate open book working
  • EXPERIENCED DELIVERY TEAMS in developing new build, extensions and refurbishment works within live, occupied sites and busy central locations.
  • DEDICATED, TRUSTED & APPROVED LOCAL SUPPLY CHAIN including in-house supply chain services
  • STRONG, TRUSTED CLIENT RELATIONS, with 70% of work in this sector delivered for existing clients
  • AN INTEGRATED CAPACITY TO PROVIDE TOTAL PROJECT DELIVERY from design through to construction and M&E. Click here to read more.
  • WE ARE A REGIONAL BUSINESS with a local supply chain, delivering enhanced Social Value in the community and providing Sustainable benefits. Click here to see our Net Zero commitments

Our areas of expertise include:


Creating state-of-the-art spaces for the educational teaching of science has been a key part of our delivery for many decades. Having created long standing relationships with universities across the region, we work collaboratively to design and construct new, stand alone or integrated teaching and lecture facilities, laboratories, and clean rooms.

We understand the challenges of working in live, occupied buildings and campus environments, and the sensitivity and enhanced safety needs of building science-led provisions. Logistical planning and collaborative working with staff are key to minimising disruption and our teams are highly experienced in working with existing infrastructure, systems and M&E supplies, having worked on many extensive upgrades and refurbishments.

STEM Building, University of Bedford
Building 60
AIRC Cranfield


Utilising our expert in-house design team, we have built a number of bespoke research and development facilities for private clients, investment companies and universities to develop innovation and new services. Located in research parks and on campus, our experience includes the delivery of highly serviced buildings, laboratories, and office developments as part of ‘grow on space’ schemes for local R&D based businesses.

All of these specialist facilities, many through long-term clients, have been built to meet the practical needs of their staff and tailored to suit the R&D product and their testing goals. Our expertise covers the rigorous regulatory and accreditation requirements crucial in the design and construction of R&D facilities, with projects demonstrating highly monitored spaces, high security, and state-of-the-art digital technology provision

Lincoln Science & Innovation Park
Ella May Barnes Building


At R G Carter we design and deliver, from brief to completion, a range of laboratories including wet labs, CAT-A, CAT-B and CL-2, and associated clean rooms and storage needs within these specialist facilities. Utilising our expertise in turn-key solutions, we create bespoke laboratories for private research, medical, veterinarian, and educational use, including full fit out of furniture and benching, fume cupboards and all associated equipment needed for scientific use.

We understand the importance of the services needed to enable laboratories to run and accessed safely and efficiently, whether new or integrated from adjacent facilities. From heating, ventilation and air conditioning to specialist supply of medical gases, our knowledgeable construction team and inhouse M&E services follow the stringent guidelines needed to deliver controlled conditions for scientific and clinical experiments, research and analysis.

LEAF Systems
Discovery Centre
Laboratory at Chesterford Research Park

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We are always very proud of all the projects and standards we deliver, and so are always extremely pleased to receive positive feedback.