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.
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 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
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...
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.
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.
We are pleased to report that we have completed an £8.1 million design and build project to deliver Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult’s facility in the world’s first compound semiconductor cluster in south Wales. The world-leading Catapult Innovation Centre will drive advances in compound semiconductor technology and applications, enabling the UK to spearhead future technologies, including autonomous vehicles, 5G mobile networks, renewable energy and the Internet of Things (IoT). READ MORE...
If you are interested in the design and construction of diagnostic treatment centres and imaging facilities, come and join us at the next HCN breakfast, which will take place on Friday 14 Februrary in RICS, London. Our Southern Regional Director, Gavin Statham and Joshua Bannister from Norwood will be there to share their specialist knowledge and experience of delivering complex sophisticated facilities.
As we look forward to an exciting New Year, we have reviewed last years’ key accomplishments which are summarised in our infographic.
We are pleased to report that our Milton Keynes team have successfully completed the new Quality Assurance (QA), Sterility testing laboratory and write up space for a pharmaceutical blue chip client in the South East. The project involved remodelling an existing 1960s building, centrally located within a busy manufacturing facility, whilst maintaining ‘business as usual’ operations at all times. Working as principal contractor, we provided a full turnkey service, including architectural fit out, HVAC, LEV, Electrical, BMS, EMS installations and all site operations were carefully controlled by our experienced project and construction management team. READ MORE...