After working together previously, respected specialist cleanroom contractor, Boulting Environmental Services, invited Stancold to tender for the cold storage works in their latest pharmaceuticals project.
Alongside over 4000m² of composite cleanroom panels, the large project required Stancold’s expertise and experience to integrate three pharmaceutical cold stores, including refrigeration, within the new Fill Finish facility. The end user, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of vaccines, required facilities to house their products and materials under controlled temperature conditions.
Stancold installed Kingspan panels of 100mm thickness to create the three cold stores measuring 18.5m x 7.8m, 10m x 3.7m and 10.3m x 6.5m, and were integrated with insulated rapid roller doors, fire escape doors and insulated sliding doors for efficient product and personnel access. Two cold stores on the ground floor required a ‘controlled not classified’ status while the third, located on the first floor, needed to achieve ISO 8 (Grade D) standard. The units have been constructed to achieve a temperature range of +2°C to +8°C in order to meet the requirements of the product.
Like in many pharmaceutical cleanrooms where the value of the product being stored is so high, all cold stores required 100% backup, so if any equipment fails, the rooms will still remain fully operational.
This project demonstrated Stancold’s full capabilities in installing pharmaceutical cold storage for vaccinations, using our extensive technical knowledge to meet the needs of our clients.
With a difficult design to follow, it was an excellent install.