The official launch of the £38m National Biologics Manufacturing Centre in Darlington which is developed and managed by the Centre for Process Innovation took place in September 2015. This new centre provides companies with open access facilities and expertise to help them develop, prove and commercialise new and improved processes and technologies for biologics manufacture.
Plans to build the new centre were announced in 2012 as a result of the UK government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences, which was launched in 2011 to strengthen the life-science sector. The strategy outlined a vision for the UK to be a global leader in the life science sector. The £38m investment was made by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills through InnovateUK.
SES Engineering Services (SES) was appointed to provide M&E services to this highly complex and technical build to deliver a new build three-storey laboratory facility with both HVAC and Process Installations providing flexible testing facilities for new process and technology development.
Demonstrating our technical authority on the project the site team, Prism and the BIM team worked tirelessly to deliver an inspiring world-class building with much of the build being built off site which allowed thousands of man hours to be taken off the programme critical path also minimising on-road transportation and site congestion.
In 2015, the project team were Highly Commended at the Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards in the Integration and Collaborative Working category.
CENE award achieved
saved by using Prism
used within a 50 mile radius
Other Case Studies
Akzo Nobel ECG Building
SES was pleased to be appointed to work closely with construction, infrastructure and support services company Robertson CE on this important project, with responsibility for mechanical and electrical services.
The Pirbright Institute
The BBSRC National Virology Centre: The Plowright Building - designed, built and engineered by Shepherd Construction and SES Engineering Services will play a vital role in driving the Government’s vision to stimulate the UK economy through science innovation and infrastructure.
Sheffield and Rotherham Custody Suite
Appointed by Willmott Dixon in 2015 SES Engineering Services became a part of the integrated project team to replace three outdated and inefficient suites, bringing together custody suites of two towns - Rotherham and Sheffield to deliver a new £12m custodial suite for up to 50 offenders and incorporate four cell wings and a two-storey office block.