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Installing Cold Storage for New State-of-the-Art Biomedical Research Facility

Stancold’s service offering for biomedical and pharmaceutical research applications across the UK is simply more valuable than ever in the current climate. We pride ourselves in working succinctly within the industry to design and build environments required for such vital applications, including ISO standard cleanrooms, laboratories and temperature-controlled facilities.

With this in mind, we’re pleased to be underway on site in Coventry, working with Willmott Dixon and University of Warwick as part of the impressive Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB) project. The new state-of-the-art facility will focus on the origins of diseases of the body and brain, conducting world-class research into extending healthy life spans. More details can be found here.

Within the new purpose-built facility, Stancold are responsible for the construction of four walk-in cold stores, across three levels of the building. Our involvement since the early planning stages has allowed a close relationship to form with the project’s main contractor, enabling Stancold’s industry specialist, Mark Kendrick, to provide design and specification recommendations where required. Along with Senior Contracts Manager, Sam Glover, the pair have undertaken site surveys and attended design meetings to fully understand the scope of the project, including finer details regarding access on site.

Utilise the Kingspan Quadcore panel system for its superior insulation value and high-quality hygienic finish, our in-house team will install four cold rooms, complete with sliding chiller doors. In keeping with the contractor’s schedule, the team will be working on the third floor followed by the first, before returning to the second once flooring specialists have finished. While the building is still under major construction, all materials must be craned onto site, so clear communication with the contractor has been and will continue to be key to ensure efficiency.

Of course it’s important to note that at this time, our team’s ongoing positive response to all social distancing guidelines and precautionary measures as set out by the contractor have been paramount.

We look forward to sharing the team’s hard work upon final handover.

For more information on our work within the medical research and pharmaceuticals industry and how we can provide assistance for your project, please contact Mark Kendrick on 07585 301 425 or send your enquiry to us here.