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Refreshments in the lounge at The Human Lab

The Human Lab Private Studio

The privacy & assurance of exclusive hire

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Our lab is used by qualitative researchers who want a professional and private meeting space to view their focus groups and depth interviews.

The Human Lab is also frequently used by the Human Factors industry. Our fully equipped meeting venue helps professionals to perform high-spec testing and training sessions so they can understand the interaction between humans and devices, meaning products can be engineered to perform perfectly in the hands of users, such as patients and healthcare professionals.

Whatever you need during your modern training room rental, we will support you to make your stay with us as successful as it can be.

Focus groups
Business meetings
Depth interviews
Human Factors
User testing
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The space

Our viewing facility has a viewing room and a usability lab (participant space) with a one-way mirror adjoining the two rooms.

We have the latest HD recording equipment within our meeting studio; our meeting conference rooms are fully sound-proofed and can accommodate a range of different use environments. 

The whole facility is hired to one client at a time, so you benefit from the privacy of exclusive hire. This offers a perfect environment for interviews, meetings and is a perfect training room for hire.


Outside of the lab, there is a large lounge which serves as a participant waiting room and/ or additional working space.

Our reception is always manned, and our friendly staff are on hand to welcome participants and assist with consent capture. We prepare your recordings each day in line with your desired respondent coding.

Comfy seating in The Human Lab lounge
Studio team at The Human Lab
Technology at The Human Lab

HD video and audio recording are included in the rate of hire and refreshments, such as teas, coffee and lunch, are also provided for you and your participants.


Unit 1.3, Streamline, 436-441 Paintworks, Bristol, BS4 3AS.

Free on-site parking (to be arranged prior to arrival). Ample space for bicycles and shower facilities are available.

10-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads station and is served by a number of buses running to and from the centre of Bristol, Temple Meads station and Bath.

Bristol Airport is only 20 minutes when travelling by car and our city-centre location means that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation.

Conference set up at The Human Lab


Training Space

  • Conference for 30 people

  • Training cabaret style up to 12 people

  • Training classroom style up to 8 people

  • Can be used as a breakout space for remote clients for video conferencing

Participant Space

  • Focus groups of up to 12 people

  • 1:1 interviews

  • Co-creation workshops up to 8

  • Many other possible setups e.g. living room, bathroom, outdoors, operating theatre, doctor's surgery

Viewing Space

  • Up to 5 observers through the glass

  • Chairs and table for viewing

  • Comfortable sofa

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Local participants

Our location is ideal for medical device testing: Bristol is home to over 12 hospitals and specialist institutes from the Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol Eye hospital, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre and the Bristol Heart Institute. 

Home to the famed graffiti artist Banksy, Bristol is a characterful city which has drawn in and produced many creative companies. Bristol has a vast socio-economic and culturally diverse pool of users.

This area of the UK has typically been lesser used for market research and so the respondent pool is full of fresh focus group participants, waiting to take part in your research.

Our focus group viewing facilities can draw in respondents from Bristol, Bath, and South Wales – from buzzy entrepreneurs to new parents, professionals and retired. 

In the local area

Our clients say

"Building: great. Room layout: great. WiFi: great. Recording equipment: great. Lunch: GREAT!…"

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