The concept and detailed design of a Grade C Filling and Sterilization Facility for a manufacturer of plasma-derived products in the South East.
BES was appointed as Principal Designer for the project, with responsibility for process, mechanical, electrical, and architectural design. As part of this fast-track commission, we were tasked with developing a solution to refurbish a large area of the ground floor of an existing two-storey building, to increase capacity for existing products and enable larger batch sizes. One of the key drivers for the project was to ensure the existing production processes in the adjacent areas could remain operational throughout the build programme.
Our team delivered process and remodelling concepts, optioneering consultation and detailed design within just 12 weeks. We designed the transformation of an existing area along with an extension to create a 1,000m2 facility. Working to the clients’ URS, we generated a number of concept layouts. The preferred option was then developed into a detailed design, ensuring a sequencing of works that allows business-as-usual operations was embedded in all aspects of our design solution. The new areas were designed to deliver a Grade C cleanroom environment for both the filling and sterilization facilities. The filling / freeze drier loading and unloading areas will be completely automated to support Grade A classification of the Isolators within the Grade C background environment.