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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

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 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

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

Is HVAC the key to energy efficient laboratory design?

Is HVAC the key to energy efficient laboratory design?

29/01/2021

As some of the most sophisticated man made environments on the planet, laboratories are essential in a range of industries, from pharmaceuticals to food and medicine to robotics. However, as the complexity of these facilities grows, so does their energy usage. Here, John Rush, our HVAC and mechanical services SME (Subject Matter Expert), explains how to make laboratories more energy efficient.

Designing energy efficiency into cleanroom environments

Designing energy efficiency into cleanroom environments

04/01/2021

Depending on the specific class or application of the cleanroom, up to 60 per cent of the facility’s energy consumption is usually accounted for by its HVAC system. Ostensibly, this is unavoidable because of the need to maintain a controlled environment through heating, cooling, humidity control, air changes and pressure regimes. However, innovative design approaches and bespoke specification of HVAC systems to meet the specific needs of the end user can reduce energy demand of HVAC systems by as much as 50 per cent by avoiding common assumptions and over-specification...READ MORE

BES designs new Syringe Filling Line for the Sterile Production Plant

BES designs new Syringe Filling Line for the Sterile Production Plant

26/11/2020

BES recently completed a multidisciplinary design of the new primary packing facility, including full integration of a state-of-the-art sterile syringe filling line, for AstraZeneca in Macclesfield. The project comprised the fit-out of an existing fallow area within the live cancer drug manufacturing plant – a facility BES designed and constructed in 2016. By bringing production and packing capabilities under one roof, AstraZeneca will further streamline the distribution of their highly sensitive and valuable product, increasing its overall capacity...READ MORE

Mike Stigberg promoted to Principal Engineer

Mike Stigberg promoted to Principal Engineer

17/08/2020

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Mike Stigberg to our new Principal Engineer. Mike joined the company seven years ago and has advanced through progressively more responsible positions within our design department, where he has played a key role in delivering projects to clients such as GSK, AstraZeneca Cambridge, Bespak and Bio Products Limited. We carried out a brief interview with Mike to learn more about his new role and his biggest passion outside working at BES. ...READ MORE