Virology Containment Facility
This design and build project of 1,200 m2 was for the off-site construction of a 42 module high containment laboratory building. The building provides six new high specification laboratories for research and diagnostics, constructed to SAPO 4 or ACDP3 operating standards, and support facilities including freezer rooms, storage, showers and changing rooms. It achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating and was constructed in just six months.
Through the duration of the project, all critical elements of the design, installation, operation and performance of each relevant process or system were formally qualified by a series of predetermined checks to ensure they all complied with the acceptance criteria. Installation qualification was fully integrated with normal system testing and commissioning activities.
Cyril Sweett, Architon LLP, Nisbet LLP, Curtins Consulting, TP Engineering