BCL is an entirely independent consultancy and test house that has been established for nearly 100 years. The roots of BCL can be traced back to the turn of the last century when a laboratory was established by Birmingham to research into explosives and metallurgical processes.

Today BCL is a UKAS accredited laboratory incorporating a range of scientific & engineering disciplines.

Asbestos Testing & Survey

Asbestos Survey & Testing
  • Asbestos Management Surveys
  • Asbestos Refurbishment Surveys
  • Asbestos Demolition Surveys
  • Bulk Asbestos Identification
  • Asbestos Air Monitoring
  • 4 Stage Clearance Certification

Building Investigation
Building Survey & Testing

  • Concrete Survey & Investigation
  • Structural Assessment & Inspection
  • Testing of Concrete Structures
  • Building Defect Surveys & Investigation
  • Abseil / Rope access Surveys
  • Bridge Testing & Inspection
  • Material Testing & Consultancy
  • Concrete Sampling & Testing
  • Corrosion Assessment
  • Multi Storey Car Park Inspection
  • Half-cell Potential Surveys
  • Ferroscan Survey
  • Concrete Core Sampling
  • Sulphate Attack of Floor Slabs
  • Timber Decay Inspection
  • Dampness Surveys
  • Non Traditional Construction Assessment
  • High-rise Safety Surveys
  • Abseil  / Rope Access Inspection
  • Wall Tie Population Survey
  • Mortar Analysis
  • Brick & Masonry Defect Assessment
  • Corrosion Mitigation


      Toxicology Laboratory
  • Toxicology
  • Drug Testing
  • Alcohol in Blood Testing
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Environmental Testing & Analysis

         Food Safety & Testing

Food Safety & Testing 
  • Food Safety
  • Nutritional Components 
  • Labeling 
  • Food Composition 
  • Foreign Bodies & Contamination
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Environmental Testing
  • Meat Testing
  • Meat Species Identification

Birmingham City Laboratories regularly undertake projects in the Birmingham area as well as the West Midlands, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, Solihull, Sandwell and Coventry.

We have experience of working on projects in major cities across England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland, including; London, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Leicester, Luton, Bradford, Glasgow & Cardiff.

We undertake work for a range of clients including; consulting engineers, architects, local authorities, facility managers, building surveyors, forensic engineers, facility managers and manufacturing companies.