Copper for the Crick

Allgood’s Contego range of antimicrobial ironmongery has been installed in the laboratory and visitor areas of the Francis Crick Institute in London

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Designed by HOK and PLP Architecture, with engineer Arup and AKT II, the Francis Crick Institute in London is a world-class, independent, biomedical research facility founded by the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, University College London, Imperial College London and King’s College London.

Its main aims are to discover how and why disease develops, making it easier to prevent, diagnose and treat conditions, such as cancer, strokes, infections and neurodegenerative disorders.


Allgood’s Contego antimicrobial copper alloy ironmongery pull handles, push plates and electromagnetic locks have been installed in a series of laboratory environments and high-traffic areas, including the auditorium.

Contego lever handles and bathroom turns have also been fitted to toilet doors and storage cupboards throughout the building. In addition, the company played a key role throughout the tendering and construction process by providing specialist ironmongery advice and scheduling services.


Ideally suited to and developed for medical environments, the Contego range has the appearance of stainless steel, allowing it to seamlessly integrate with other ironmongery elements, while harnessing the intrinsic benefits of antimicrobial copper.

A highly effective touch surface material in the fight against pathogenic microbes, antimicrobial copper kills more than 99.9 per cent of bacteria within two hours of exposure, providing a long-term, durable solution.


Alongside more than 4,500 Contego items installed on the project, Allgood also supplied an access control and door automation package, including electronic handle sets and automatic door operators.


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