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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

BES achieves the ISO 45001 accreditation

BES achieves the ISO 45001 accreditation

13/04/2021

We are very proud to announce that BES has achieved certification for ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Standard, aligned with our existing ISO 9001 Quality Management System; and as such we have been awarded with an integrated certificate. Introduced in March 2018, ISO 45001 is an international standard for occupational health and safety at work developed by national and international committees independent of government. It helps provide a structured framework to proactively improve safety performance, ensuring a safe and healthy workplace...READ MORE

12-week Design for Grade C Filling Line

12-week Design for Grade C Filling Line

31/03/2021

Our design team recently delivered both the concept and detailed design of a Grade C Filling and Sterilization Facility for a manufacturer of plasma-derived products in the South East. BES was appointed as Principal Designer for the project, with responsibility for process, mechanical, electrical, and architectural design. As part of this fast-track commission, we developed a solution to refurbish a large area of the ground floor of an existing two-storey building, to increase capacity for existing products and enable larger batch sizes...READ MORE

BES returns to AstraZeneca GPC for a time critical upgrade

BES returns to AstraZeneca GPC for a time critical upgrade

09/03/2021

We have now delivered a follow-on project at the GPC as principal designer and principal contractor, adding a further five packing lines to the clean environment in a fast-track six month design and delivery programme. Maintaining business-as-usual (BAU) operations throughout the project, we absorbed significant changes to the scope within the original programme. The project was completed on time against strict quality, health and safety requirements, despite pandemic safety restrictions. READ MORE

BES wins integrated design and construction contract for Terumo Aortic Facility

BES wins integrated design and construction contract for Terumo Aortic Facility

02/03/2021

We are very pleased to announce that we have won a major contract for a global medical device manufacturing facility located near Glasgow. BES will be principal designer and principal contractor on the project for Terumo Aortic which is part of Terumo Corporation based in Tokyo, a global leader in medical technology for 100 years. Terumo Aortic manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of innovative surgical, endovascular and hybrid products that provide clinicians around the world with solutions for treating patients with aortic disease. BES will be responsible for process, architectural and building services design of a unique manufacturing environment, along with fit out and procurement of the facility’s specialist production equipment. READ MORE

Feature Case Study: Warehousing, Packing and Logistics Project

Feature Case Study: Warehousing, Packing and Logistics Project

17/02/2021

This complex capital project, consisting of more than 225,000 square feet of total site development, was delivered in a live pharmaceutical environment, while enabling business as usual operations throughout. The utilised sustainable design and construction solutions and the exceptional collaborative efforts led to completing this time-critical project on time and within the budget, with safety performance five times safer than industry average. The new facilities incorporate technological innovations, which benefit productivity, enable collaborative ways of working and ensure the security of supply of essential medicines for global distribution. READ MORE