When establishing a new facility or expanding an existing one, physical facility needs must be considered. Consideration, for example, of a few key points prior to installation of a new instrument will give a good start in establishing the correct facility parameters to maximize the effective and efficient use of instrumentation and space available. This will include how the physical space available will influence the infrastructure of the Laboratory as well as how that will interface with local rules. Simple questions such as do pieces of equipment such as analysers and sorters need to be physically located in separate areas? What are the ergonomic implications of Laboratory design? Are pressurised air and vacuum lines available in-house? How will the maintenance of buildings utilities be carried out? Exploring the links in this section can provide additional triggers in your planning process.