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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

The benefits of BIM: an interview with our BIM Manager, Mike Robinson

The benefits of BIM: an interview with our BIM Manager, Mike Robinson

10/06/2021

Many of our projects are complex and mission-critical facilities; delivering them in BIM provides greater accuracy, transparency and resilience for our clients. Ensuring we keep pace with developments in BIM and revise our protocols in line with evolving UK BIM standards is the responsibility of our BIM Manager, Mike Robinson, and we caught up with him to ask him about his role and his experience of BIM...READ MORE

Preparing Weston Park Hospital for Gene Therapy challenges in the NHS

Preparing Weston Park Hospital for Gene Therapy challenges in the NHS

28/05/2021

This case study discusses the design and construction of a new Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) and Clinical Trials (CT) aseptic suite, along with an upgraded chemotherapy aseptic dispensing pharmacy at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield. The article outlines the purpose and drivers for the project, the challenges of designing for project delivery in a live hospital environment with business as usual requirements, and the scope of works provided by BES...READ MORE

BES HELPS ASTRAZENECA BOOST ZOLADEX PRODUCTION WITH ADDITIONAL STERILE SPACE

BES HELPS ASTRAZENECA BOOST ZOLADEX PRODUCTION WITH ADDITIONAL STERILE SPACE

14/05/2021

BES has begun construction of a further sterile production plant for the Zoladex cancer drug at AstraZeneca’s Macclesfield campus. Officially announced during a site visit by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the project follows BES’s successful design and construction of a sterile production facility for the manufacture of Zoladex at the site in 2016. The company has leveraged its multi-disciplinary expertise to deliver a wide variety of turnkey capital investment projects for AstraZeneca over the past 20 years, including the recent Global Packing Centre in Macclesfield...READ MORE

ALL ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM: AN INTERVIEW WITH OUR DESIGN DIRECTOR

ALL ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM: AN INTERVIEW WITH OUR DESIGN DIRECTOR

06/05/2021

Our design department has grown, and we now have a team of 44 and counting. We’ve embraced technological tools too, with advanced software and proven BIM capabilities. Design continues to be an important part of our turnkey service, but we are also delivering an increasing number of independent design projects, thanks to the specialist skills and experience within our team. As a result, we’ve added both experienced and trainee resource to the team, under the guidance of our Design Director, Darren Lewis. Darren has been with BES since the company was first established and here we’ve asked him about his role and his insights into the future of the sector...READ MORE

Raising the bar with digital design tools

Raising the bar with digital design tools

29/04/2021

This blog outlines the specialist solutions we have chosen and how our investment in an integrated suite of technology enhances our capabilities to provide an efficient design, construction and commissioning process for customers across the pharmaceutical, healthcare and high-tech sectors...READ MORE