MATERIAL LAB

We’ve built London’s first openly accessible organic and bio-plastics Material Lab and Library inside Green Lab

 

The Material Lab is a working space for research to take place. If your intrigued to experiment with living and bio-materials, but don’t have the space at home or the need to use an expensive bio lab, we offer an in-between space – where you can hack together research and experimentation to develop ground breaking samples.
 
Our developing material library will be a space to connect industry to researchers – showcasing materials that are pushing the boundaries alongside more traditional options. Our material library will be a space for professionals to come and source inspiration and forecast future developing materials whilst also gaining direct access to our members and there research.

 
Material Research in lab

how does it work

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Book an induction

Book a session

Become a Material Lab member


  • Become a member by paying our monthly membership fee and providing a little info about yourself and your practice

£36 per month*

Become a member

Become inducted to the Lab


  • Book a compulsory 1 hour induction with the Material Lab team to become inducted into how to use the space safely

£20 induction fee*

Book an induction

choose between level 1 & level 2 sessions


  • Once you have been inducted into the lab you will be able to book Level 1 or Level 2 sessions depending on which equipment you require.

3hr session from £25*

Book a session

Monthly membership includes:

  Small storage space for materials/equipment/ ingredients etcAccess to our Material Library
  Inclusion of your samples in our Material Library – showcasing your work directly to industry
  Profile on our Material Lab/Library webpage
  Access to hot desking during your booked session (subject to availability)
  *please note prices are subject to change

membership levels

Membership Level 1

Membership Level 2

Membership Level 3

Membership Level 1

Access to Level 1 equipment


  • hob, toaster oven, digital & hob pressure cooker, kettle, blender, scales, digital thermometer

£25 for a 3 hour session

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Membership Level 2

Access to Level 1 & 2 equipment


  • Digital water bath, Centrifuge, Orbital shaker, Microscope, 3D food printer, PCR machine, Fume hood

£40 for a 3 hour session

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Membership Level 3

For universities, colleges, schools and corporate options


  • We can offer access to the material lab facilities and workshops/ tuition for students of all ages as well as offering corporate access

Price on enquiry

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Material Lab facilities

Bench 1

Bench 2

Prep Bench

Bench 1


  • Stainless steal workbench backed against a stainless steal wall with access to 4 plug sockets. This bench also has a cleaning kit and a basic equipment kit - to find out exactly what basic equipment bench 1 has please go to our wiki.
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Bench 2


  • Stainless steal workbench backed against a tiled wall with access to 4 plug sockets. This bench also has a cleaning kit and a basic equipment kit – to find out exactly what basic equipment bench 2 has please go to our wiki.
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Prep Bench


  • Stainless steal work bench for prep work – this bench has no access to plug sockets and is therefore ideal for any wet prep or finishing work to be done. This space is located by the sinks so they can easily be accessed.
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Partnered with:

Materiom

Ulitmaker

Trotec

OD&M

Kombucha material research  
 
Kombucha material research
 
Kombucha material research
 
Photos by Maria Pincikova