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BES injects specialist expertise into VMIC vaccine facility fit-out

BES injects specialist expertise into VMIC vaccine facility fit-out

19/10/2020

We are delighted to have been appointed to fit out the new Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC), which is being fast-tracked for early completion in 2021 due to COVID-19. A not for profit organisation established to provide the UK’s first strategic vaccine development and advanced manufacturing capability, VMIC has taken a leading role in advising Government teams on vaccines manufacturing in response to COVID-19...READ MORE

Personal Effectiveness and Living Leader Programme

Personal Effectiveness and Living Leader Programme

30/09/2020

We are very pleased to welcome back Peter McNaughton to our office in Rochdale. Peter has been working with BES over a number of years, delivering our very successful Personal Effectiveness and Living Leader Programme. By emphasising self-awareness, these courses promote positive behaviours and excellent communication skills, highlighting the impact of how we interact with colleagues, clients and delivery partners. Although the course has now been delivered to over 70% of our team, we believe that it is vitally important we maintain the momentum that the learning provides... READ MORE

Supporting communities with Recycling Lives

Supporting communities with Recycling Lives

08/09/2020

We are very pleased to report that as a result of our recycling and waste management programme, implemented together with Recycling Lives on two recent construction projects, we supported the delivery of more than 700 meals to vulnerable communities across Lancashire and Cumbria...READ MORE

BES to create a new Quality Assurance Laboratory

BES to create a new Quality Assurance Laboratory

24/08/2020

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a contract for the design and construction of a new Quality Assurance Laboratory for a pharmaceutical blue chip client. Employed as principal designer and principal contractor, our dedicated team will deliver this project on a full turnkey basis, including civil and structural, architectural, HVAC and electrical services...READ MORE

BES delivers Cobra Biologics' Viral Vector Suites

BES delivers Cobra Biologics' Viral Vector Suites

02/07/2020

We are very pleased to announce that we have completed a viral vector suite facility for Cobra Biologics (“Cobra”); a biologics specialist at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine scale-up and manufacturing. Located within Keele University campus, Cobra has invested in upgrading part of its existing development and production facility with 3 viral vector suites to enable the company to expand its clinical and commercial viral vector services as a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO). The time-critical project is a pivotal element of the company’s commercial strategy and BES has delivered the project despite the social distancing and supply chain challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The International Women in Engineering Day

The International Women in Engineering Day

23/06/2020

We are delighted to join the Women's Engineering Society (WES) and their campaign #ShapeTheWorld, in support of Women in Engineering Day (#INWED20), which takes place on the 23rd of June. As a show of support we would like to celebrate the women working for BES and the important roles they play within our company. Undoubtedly they are all helping to ‘shape BES’, and are having a positive impact on all aspects of our business including management, technical design, business development, commercial, digital, safety and quality. READ MORE

BES completes phase 1 of Weston Park Hospital Pharmacy and Aseptic Suite Project

BES completes phase 1 of Weston Park Hospital Pharmacy and Aseptic Suite Project

26/05/2020

BES has successfully completed the first phase of a project to design and construct a new pharmacy and aseptic suite at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield. The project includes clinical trial and ATMP (Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products) facilities that will enable the hospital to provide gene therapy treatments on site. The project is being delivered in two coordinated phases to allow the existing pharmacy to remain operational while the new one is delivered, before work begins on the aseptic suite...READ MORE

Protein Science Laboratories for AstraZeneca

Protein Science Laboratories for AstraZeneca

15/05/2020

BES has recently completed the modernisation of the new Protein Science Laboratories for AstraZeneca, within their facility at Granta Park in Cambridge. As part of AstraZeneca’s UK strategic goal, scientists have moved from the existing Alderley Park research and development laboratories in Cheshire to this new facility, which has been put to immediate use in supporting efforts to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. Working as principal designer and principal contractor, our multidisciplinary team reconfigured the existing space to accommodate the new Protein Science laboratories and coldroom. READ MORE...

Covid-19 Modular Isolation Pods

Covid-19 Modular Isolation Pods

07/04/2020

BES and Norwood have teamed up with Wassenburg Medical to combine our manufacturing experience and industry knowledge in order to produce a range of bespoke isolation pods. Developed utilising Norwood’s specialist partitioning systems, the pods can help to battle the spread of coronavirus across the UK. These fully demountable units can be installed into any fallow area within a hospital or can be provided as an external facility to form a temporary isolation ward or a testing station. The flexibility of the construction allows each system to be pre-engineered and tailored to suit any requirements, incorporating solid or glazed panels. We can also provide a range of integrated services which can be concealed and housed within the pod’s structure, delivering a complete solution. All the products are manufactured off site at Norwood’ production facility, thus the isolation pods can be supplied within days, with minimal disruption to ongoing operations.

BES completed £50 million AstraZeneca Warehouse and Packing Project

BES completed £50 million AstraZeneca Warehouse and Packing Project

12/02/2020

We are delighted to announce that we have completed a complex £50 million project to upgrade and future-fit the warehousing, packing and logistics facilities at AstraZeneca’s Macclesfield site. Working collaboratively with the pharmaceutical giant as an integral part of the company’s user, quality assurance and project management team, BES was principal designer and principal contractor on the three-phase programme. The project involved full design, construction and commissioning of a new high bay warehouse, a low bay warehouse refurbishment and a technically-demanding Global Packing Centre.