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CPNA provides early design consultancy to the bio-tech and research science sector.


Its Director, Paul Nicholson, has 40 years experience helping international clients through briefing, analysis, vision and delivery of world-class facilities.


Facilities that provide a stimulating environment conducive to research, interaction and innovation and responsive to a dynamic life cycle.

CPNA projects include new bio-tech laboratories, feasibility proposals for research & bio-tech labs, science campus masterplanning, outline design for a university evolution centre, veterinary lab remodelling, vaccine lab remodelling proposals and new lab peer reviews.


  • Science campus masterplanning

  • New  laboratory feasibility studies

  • Full service Bio-tech laboratories

  • Laboratory refurbishment and expansion

  • Life sciences laboratory planning

  • Veterinary lab facilities remodelling

  • Science centre concept design

  • Pharmaceutical laboratory design

  • Project peer reviews


  • Roche: Stage 4 lab design peer review

  • GSK: vaccines centre projects review

  • Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnology: numerous feasibility studies and concept designs & full service Bio-tech laboratories

  • Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnology: concept design for new bio-tech research centre & site masterplanning

  • DEFRA (with Arup): four regional veterinary laboratories upgrade & remodellings

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