This building is on the GSK main research and development site. The works involved the fit out and refurbishment, installation, modification and overhaul of building services and equipment in an existing occupied facilities. The works were phased in relation to the operational requirements of the user and included the creation of two new mass spectrometer halls with associated plant modifications and enhancements.
The works have involved the stripping out of areas over four floors to reform them into Category II flexi labs, for mass spectrometers that will employ lean lab principles. The mass spectrometers provide services to GSK laboratories all over the world.
A sophisticated cooling system was provided in the laboratories in order to protect the mass spectrometers, which are adversely affected by changes in ambient temperature and typically start to shut down above 25oC.
Architon LLP, Capital Projects Group, Ross & Partners, MG Partnership