Brand Development Laboratories

Estee Lauder Cosmetics Ltd

This project at Estée Lauder’s main research and development facility in Canada included the renovation of the Brand Development Laboratories for Mac Cosmetics products. NXL provided programming, design, and contract administration and review as well as interior design for the project.

The new facility accommodated two new R&D laboratories, a pre-weigh area, a powder-grinding room, and warehouse space. The research areas are designed to house up to 30 researchers, each with their own write-up space and water bath for testing. Each laboratory had one fume hood, and at the owner’s request, the laboratories were designed so that all storage space would be moved off the lab benching and into a shared area. The common equipment, wash-up areas, and storage were located along the central wall for easy access. The facility also includes an extensive dust collection system for the powder-grinding and pre-weigh areas.

NXL; Mat 4site Engineers Ltd.; Algal Engineering Ltd

Completed 2007
Gross Area 13,000 sf
Construction $2M