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Reckitt Benckiser Laboratory and Research Centre

PTW worked with the team at RB to design a research and laboratory facility for the new North Ryde Sydney Laboratory and Research Centre.

The design evolved in response to RB business objectives and the research team’s requirements for contemporary laboratory and office spaces that would allow for a more cohesive and flexible environment than their previous facility in Ermington, whilst maintaining a connection to their headquarters in the Sydney CBD.

The overall facility is light filled, drawing in views of the leafy surrounding area. Well considered location of internal glazing maintains visual connectivity between the laboratory and office, improving interaction between the team as they move through each space.

The technical and detailed service requirements of the laboratory relating to items such as laboratory gases, stability chambers, Nederman exhaust arms and dilution pit were strategically located to fit within the existing office building to meet the stringent building management and insurer’s requirements. The facility also included an aerosol decanting facility adjacent to the existing office building.

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc is a leading multinational consumer goods company which produces health, hygiene and home products with offices internationally.

It was important to RB that the facility, visually represented the brand image as well as local culture as AV technology in both the breakout space and board room connects the facility to the headquarters in Sydney as well as 60 other offices globally.

Core requirements included open and effective workflow considered space that could facilitate the laboratory staff. Central and interchangeable service spines and adjustable shelving were built in to assist with the dynamic nature of Reckitt Benckiser’s requirements.

All benches were open with epoxy coated storage draws and cupboards on wheels to allow for future expansion of staff and workstation space.

Reception Area
Office Area
Meeting Room


Wallumedegal Country, North Ryde, Sydney, NSW, Australia


Reckitt Benckiser Group plc