Laboratory Gateshead, Lucion EnvironmentalNorth East based Asbestos Management company Lucion Environmental are continuing with plans for growth after recently completing a quarter of a million pound expansion to their existing laboratory in Gateshead.

The plans for expansion came after a successful year for the company which saw an exponential growth in demand for laboratory services.

Along with an additional two specialist laboratories, the expansion also included the investment in an extremely powerful microscope (scanning electron microscope) which is able to magnify up to 200,000x more than commonly used microscopes found in most asbestos laboratories.

The delivery of the state of the art microscope now makes Lucion Environmental one of the UK’s only Asbestos Management companies that are able to carry out specialist testing such as fire treated asbestos fibres.

Financial Director Charles Pickles said, “The radical expansion and large investment to our existing laboratory at Head Office will ensure Lucion has the capacity and very best in technology to support our clients for years to come. We are experiencing an important period of growth and this expansion will help us strengthen our offering not only across the North East but additionally at our 7 nationwide locations.”

Alongside laboratory services Lucion also specialise in the surveying, air testing and consultancy relating to asbestos in sectors ranging from Education and Healthcare, through to offshore decommissioning and contaminated land projects

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