The Heath in Runcorn, Cheshire is recognised as a scientific centre of excellence within the North West region and its dedicated Science Centre is home to some of the world’s leading scientific organisations. Companies can occupy existing facilities or can create bespoke laboratory space to meet specific business requirements.

All lab modules are equipped with waste, water and air services. Piped Nitrogen is available throughout the building and bottled gases can be stored securely in designated external storage. Fully vented fume cupboards, benching, sinks, write-up areas etc. (if not existing) will be installed as required.

SOG’s project team will work closely with you to ensure your lab (and any additional office/other) space meets all your operational requirements from day one.

If you are interested in office space at The Heath please do not hesitate to call us on 01928-51-5988 or Email: to find out more information.

Pay As You Use Services Not Included In the Licence Fee:

The following are provided by SOG Limited, subject to SOG terms and conditions of supply (follow link from Residents Directory):

Air conditioning: installation, operation and maintenance (where required), Archive storage services, Audio-conferencing facilities, Catering: food and beverage working lunches delivery service, Conference and meeting room facilities: a variety of meeting room sizes accommodating from 1 to 300 people with free wi-fi, Day offices, Electricity: power over and above standard 240 volt socket outlets (eg. 3 phase power supply) – metered, Events Suite: for business events and private functions up to 300 people, Health & Safety consultancy services, Laboratory waste collection (disposal customer’s responsibility), Lecture Theatre: tiered seating for 120 people, Heath Leisure Suite: an on-site gym and fitness centre with variety of classes, Mail services: franking and special mail/courier services, Nitrogen supply – metered, Precision Engineering services, Water: metered – over and above 500 litres per day per laboratory.

The following are provided by third parties unconnected to SOG Limited and will be subject to the terms agreed with the provider:

Barber, Chauffeur car services, Child care facilities, Dressmaking, Golf facilities (discounted golf bookings are available via Science Centre reception), Hair and beauty salon, Holistic therapy services, ICT support services, Laboratory waste disposal, Personal training services, Physiotherapy services, Print shop.

Specialist on-site laboratory support services are also available to Heath residents and external organisations and include:

  • Precision engineering
  • Engineering & lab technician support services
  • Lab design & construction
  • Health & Safety services

For further details see our Scientific Support page

Accommodation Services And Facilities Included In The Licence Fee

BASIC:  Decoration to SOG site standard, Door nameplate, External window, Carpet/vinyl flooring, Blinds, Coat stand, Litter bin

RECEPTION: Visitor greeting, Host notification, Visitor waiting area, Initial card key issue and administration

RESTAURANT:  Provision and management of a restaurant and business lounge

ACCOMMODATION:  Help desk service, Assistance with office moves and storage, Mail delivery and collection service, Cleaning of offices/labs, Cleaning of toilets and public areas, Cleaning of windows, Office waste removal and disposal, Porter service

UTILITIES: Lighting, Electricity through 240v sockets outlets, Gas/oil heating between 0800 – 1700 hrs, Mon to Fri (excluding public holidays), Water usage up to a maximum of 500 litres per day per laboratory

TELEPHONE/DATA SERVICES: Basic broadband and phone line package. (Upgraded service available at additional cost)

RATES/INSURANCE: Building rates, Building insurance, SOG public liability insurance

GOODS INWARD: External goods delivery/receipting point, Delivery of received goods to office/lab residents

CAR PARKING: Provision of hard standing floodlit car parking for Heath residents and visitors

GROUNDS: Landscaped gardens

SECURITY: 24 hour security, Emergency procedures control, CCTV and perimeter security, Incident control, Traffic control

HEALTH & SAFETY: Fire certificate maintenance, Fire hydrants and extinguishers, Insurance surveys, Site induction training, Emergency procedures – evacuation, Co‐ordination of first aiders, Co‐ordination of SHE assurance of occupants