Gen-Probe Incorporated is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of diagnostic products and services. BES, with support from Boulting E&I, completed the first Phase of this refurbishment project earlier this year, which will increase the global leader's Wythenshawe facility by 49,000 sq ft.
The 24 week scheme focused on redeveloping and refurbishing existing laboratories and support offices on the first floor of the Manchester property. BES undertook the role of Designer and Principal Contractor to complete a full package of works, including the design and installation of all mechanical, electrical and HVAC services, together with the architectural fit out.
The first phase of the project was completed in March 2011 and the BES team have confidently moved on to the more substantial Phase 2 - construction of new ground floor manufacturing facilities.
The new construction works will include:
The works include provision for all HVAC and process mechanical & electrical utilities required to enable the facility to be handed over in a fully operational state.
Scope of Works
HVAC and Mechanical
All systems will be tested and commissioned (validated where appropriate) and a number of areas will be classified to ISO 8 (class 100,000) Standard.
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