Our BD Manager, Garry Horrocks discusses the importance of managing the financial and operational risk associated with hospital clean room and aseptic facilities, highlighting an example in the Middle East where lack of specialist expertise in the original design led to costly and time-consuming re-design, strip out and retrofit.
A key milestone has been reached in the design and construction of the new warehouse and packing hall for AstraZeneca in Macclesfield. Following the successful completion of works at high bay and low bay warehouse, we have now commenced the packing pall phase of the project. The packing hall at over 7,500m2 will make provision for 14no grade D primary packing rooms with common secondary accommodation.
With a continued reliance on digital communication and more sophisticated planning software, project delivery needs real face to face interaction more than ever. The BES 'Plan Do Review' or 'PDR' process is a tried and tested forum which encourages communication and collaboration and is an integral part of our project delivery.
At BES, we are very proud of our designers, architects and engineers, whose individual expertise and talent combine to create an effective multidisciplinary team. In order to meet demands of constantly developing pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, our specialists are committed to an ongoing process of learning through research and training. As a part of our ongoing support to the personal development of our employees, we arrange regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars to keep our employees abreast of the changing technologies and provide insight to new products and solutions.
We are delighted to announce that BES will be joining one of the fastest growing business communities in the UK, the Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce. Representing over a quarter of the Milton Keynes workforce, the Chamber is the proud winner of two British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) national Chamber Awards in the last two years. This respected and influential local organisation offers its members a number of opportunities which can benefit our business and employees.
We are looking forward to attending the Annual Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards Dinner on 9 October 2018 at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. The Awards Dinner is a great occasion to network with industry colleagues whilst celebrating the best in the healthcare sector.
We are pleased to announce the opening of BES Southern Office in Milton Keynes. As part of the company's ambitious growth plans, the opening will enable BES to respond more quickly to the needs of our southern clients and will allow us to build on our reputation and success to date. The decision to open a new office was integral to the future development of the company, which has enjoyed substantial growth since it was established in 2002. Reacting to the demands of our clients, it was clear that a southern office would help us best serve these customers and we quickly identified Milton Keynes as the ideal location for us. With its close proximity to the main bio sciences and healthcare organisations found in Oxford, Cambridge and London, Milton Keynes offers superb transport links combined with fantastic amenities.
We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the second phase refurbishment of an existing Tablet Manufacturing Facility for one of the UK's leading blue chip pharmaceutical companies. BES carried out this £3.5 million project on a full turnkey basis, providing full design, construction, commissioning and validation services with the aim of improving the manufacturing process, and layout of an existing facility.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! Our new website has been developed to showcase our strengths and to demonstrate the value we add at design stage and the expertise we bring into construction and validation. Fully optimised for mobile devices, it allows the users to learn more about what we do and how we can help you, providing an array of useful information, guidance and advice.
Work on the project at AstraZeneca Macclesfield to build a new warehouse and packing hall, continues at pace, with project completion scheduled for October 2019. The project which commenced in October 2015 is now approaching its next major phase of works.