Replace 20 year old building services with complete new systems at minimal cost without interruption to operations.
SCOPE OF SERVICES:
Design, Construction and Commissioning.
On fixed price budget with minimal disruption. Ducting and air system allow for long term climate change.
“I thought the delivery of the project was fantastic, considering the complexity of the installation and the install taking place whilst the facility was in full operation. The project was very well managed and successfully delivered.”
Mark Duffy, Head of Engineering, UCB
In the early part of 2006 it was realised that UCB Celltech laboratories and offices at Bath Road in Slough were in need of replacement plant as all the existing was 20 years old and reaching the end of its ‘serviceable life’. Scitech were initially commissioned to provide a Front End Study to review the various options for providing new plant.
A key concern was to ensure that the proposals would be able to meet future demands on the systems and any predicted environmental changes due to global weather conditions could be met. Scitech reported against these criteria and made recommendations in the Front End Study Report issued in October 2006.
Following internal review UCB Celltech instructed Scitech to undertake the detailed design for the installation. This was later extended to include the procurement and construction management for the project and thereafter recommissioning to provide a complete integrated balanced air system.
As a follow on from this project we were also commissioned to carry out the upgrading of the electrical supply to the facility and the fit out of various other laboratories requiring refurbishment.
The total plant replacement and full integration and recommissioning was carried out with minimal shutdowns and within a 12 month period. This enabled UCB to carry on with their research work with disruption limited to small and programmed local shutdowns where ductwork modifications were required. During these programmed and controlled ‘windows’ the opportunity was taken to clean all the existing ductwork systems and replace pneumatically controlled valves with electrically operated versions.
As a result of the success of these projects, Scitech have been able to carry out further laboratory upgrades and prepared studies on options for plant replacement.