We are celebrating after winning the Contractor of the Year Award at the inaugural National Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). By working in a close collaboration with AstraZeneca, we delivered a highly sophisticated facility, which has been hailed as a major success. Hosted on October 19, 2017, at the Park Plaza Hotel, London, the awards celebrated the best in the building services industry across the UK.
BES have successfully completed the full turnkey delivery from initial concept through to detailed design, construction and fit-out of a state of the art laboratory facility within an existing R&D development for a leading Bio-pharmaceutical Contract Development & Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO).
After seeing the success of using BIM technology in our projects over recent years, BES have decided to go one step further and integrate the latest virtual reality (VR) design platform to move away from traditional modelling and create something that is more user-friendly and more accessible to our clients.
BES have successfully completed both concept and detailed design for the refurbishment of an existing warehouse facility to form a new clinical trial therapeutic protein manufacturing facility for a large blue chip pharmaceutical manufacturer based in the North East.
BES has completed the construction phase of a £13 million project for global pharmaceutical business and world leader in the treatment of opioid addiction, Indivior. The new research and development (R&D) facility will be used to test and manufacture a non-addictive alternative to methadone, in order to improve patient experience on a global scale.
We have recently appointed healthcare construction expert, Gavin Statham as business development director. The company has experienced rapid business growth over the last two years and has relocated to larger offices to facilitate further expansion and increasing demand. In his new role, Gavin will develop the BES brand further, allowing it to accelerate its continued expansion and improve its client base.
The engineering industry is currently suffering a skills shortage as there is a lack of young people entering the sector. According to reports, to meet demand UK businesses will require over 186,000 people with engineering skills every year from 2017 to 2024. Could increasing awareness of apprenticeships help solve the skills shortage? Here, Josh Collins, our mechanical design engineer, answers questions about his experiences as an apprentice and the benefits of choosing this route into engineering.
For many years, the construction industry was said to be behind the times in adopting new technology. Whilst the automotive, energy and aerospace industries evolved and incorporated concepts such as Industry 4.0, construction was left behind. Neil Pullman, principal architect at, Boulting Environmental Services, explores the differences between BIM Levels, their benefits and what it means for the pharmaceutical sector.
We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Morton has been promoted to the position of engineering director. His appointment strengthens the company's management structure at a time of high growth and demonstrates our commitment to career development for our staff.
From 2013 to 2014 only 3.4 per cent of those applying for engineering apprenticeships were women. National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) takes place on June 23, celebrating female engineering role models. Here, Martina Antalova MSc in Building Services, and lead mechanical design engineer at cleanroom and laboratory design and construction specialist, Boulting Environmental Services, explains how we can encourage more women to become engineers.