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Putting the client at the heart of the BIM journey

Putting the client at the heart of the BIM journey

08/12/2021

In this comments-based article, Mike Robinson, BIM Manager at BES discusses the critical role played by the client in ensuring a successful BIM journey throughout the design, construction and lifecycle phases. Working on heavily-serviced, complex projects where compliance of the operational environment and business continuity are critical throughout the lifecycle of the asset, BES has focused on working collaboratively with clients from the EIR (Exchange of Information Requirement) stage of each project. The company has found that clients are embracing the potential for BIM to reduce waste, drive quality, ensure compliance and deliver operational efficiency and resilience throughout the lifecycle of the asset...READ MORE

The New Sterile Filling Facility for BPL

The New Sterile Filling Facility for BPL

30/11/2021

Further to our recent communication with regards the construction update for the new sterile filling facility at Bio Products Laboratory Limited (BPL), we are now delighted to report our Process Engineering activities are well underway. Working in close collaboration and partnership with BPL’s Capital Projects, Engineering, Maintenance and Validation Departments, BES’s Process Engineering Teams are currently designing and will install, commission and validate the Critical, High Purity Process Utilities comprising Purified Water, Water for Injection, Clean Steam and Compressed Air to the latest pharmacopeial regulatory standards...READ MORE

BES trainee completes apprenticeship with a first

BES trainee completes apprenticeship with a first

19/10/2021

Project engineer, James Robinson has achieved a First Class Honours degree from UCLan (University of Central Lancashire) after BES enabled him to complete both an HNC and a degree as part of his apprenticeship. James joined BES aged just 16 after completing a year at sixth form college and deciding that he wanted to earn as he learned instead of going down a more traditional academic route. Following a few weeks’ work experience with the company, he was taken on as an apprentice and, for the past six years, he has combined his role as a trainee project engineer with his studies...READ MORE

Driving compliance and reducing risk with value engineering

Driving compliance and reducing risk with value engineering

12/10/2021

Value engineering has become an integral part of the delivery process for most construction projects, as design teams leverage their expertise to deliver the best possible outcome for the client within their available budget. The challenge is that the true size of the budget and the non-negotiable requirements for the project are often unknowns for the design team at the beginning of many projects, which can sometimes lead to unnecessary layers of additional revisions, contributing to both the cost and time taken...READ MORE

Prefabrication and Modular Construction

Prefabrication and Modular Construction

01/10/2021

The requirement to provide the highest quality facilities, within extremely challenging timescales, drives us to consider and adopt innovative construction methods that will expedite installation, provide additional levels of safety and reduced labour levels on site, whilst ensuring the very highest quality standards are maintained...READ MORE

BES delivers pharma QA lab in repurposed warehouse

BES delivers pharma QA lab in repurposed warehouse

23/08/2021

We have recently completed a £1.8 million project to create a Quality Assurance (QA) laboratory to GMP standards within an existing high bay warehouse. Delivering the project for a major pharmaceutical company, BES fulfilled the role of a principal designer and principal contractor, under CDM. The company successfully completed the 24-week project over four weeks early, equating to a programme reduction of 20%...READ MORE

Syringe Fill and Assembly Project Update

Syringe Fill and Assembly Project Update

11/08/2021

Following the completion of the design phase, construction works on the syringe fill and assembly project for AstraZeneca have now begun in earnest. Fulfilling the role of Principal Contractor, our first activity is to construct a new extension to the building to house a number of new process control panels for the new filling line. The slab has now been poured and both the internal and external steelwork has been delivered ready for installation...READ MORE

Construction underway on the new sterile filling facility for BPL

Construction underway on the new sterile filling facility for BPL

04/08/2021

We are excited to confirm that construction work for the new sterile filling facility at our site is now well under way. The expansion of our current filling capacity will include an extended, 1,000m2 suite, and will help support the increasing global need for our Plasma-Derived Medicinal Products (PDMPs), including new products currently in development at BPL...READ MORE

Chillers Delivery at the new Sterile Production Plant

Chillers Delivery at the new Sterile Production Plant

21/07/2021

Works are progressing well on the construction of the new Sterile Production Plant at AstraZeneca in Macclesfield. We are very excited to report the achievement of a significant milestone, as the facility’s four Chillers, utilizing the environmentally friendly, high efficiency ammonia refrigerant, were successfully delivered and positioned. Each Chiller, weighing 17 tonnes, was lifted into position utilizing a 450 tonne crane. As Principal Contractor on this project, we are thrilled to meet this milestone with all works carried out safely and on time. A great collaborative effort by all involved!

BES grows team in response to demand for design services

BES grows team in response to demand for design services

07/07/2021

Following a sustained increase in demand for design projects over the past financial year, BES, the specialist in delivery of complex projects for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, has increased its design team with 14 new roles. The move follows a bumper year for BES, with 10 independent design commissions completed over the past 12 months, representing a combined value of £2.5 million. We also delivered a similar number of projects totalling circa £50 million, which combine design, engineering, construction and commissioning during the same period...READ MORE