CPI National Biological Manufacturing Centre, Darlington

Contract Value: £10m

Project Description

National Biological Manufacturing Centre in Darlington for CPI this prestigious project includes new Good Manufacturing Suite, General Laboratory areas, Cyclotoxin and Viral Vector Suite, Full Support Services including process Steam, Clean Steam, Ultra High Purity Water, Liquid Nitrogen and specialist gases. The project also contains Decontainimation and Sterilisation Autoclaves together with process waste treatment plant.

Due to the location of the site and the hours of operation the impact of the support services on the local environment special care was required in respect to the fume cupboard discharges and the noise levels produced by the HVAC plant.

Services Provided

Full detailed M&E design from a client’s brief to, site monitoring and cost control for:

  • Steam Distribution
  • Fume Cupboard Design
  • Ventilation and Close Control Air Conditioning
  • Ventilation and HEPA filter Design for GMP Clean Rooms
  • HVAC Heating
  • Compressed Air Services including New Plant
  • Specialist Gas Distribution
  • Domestic and Cat 5 Water Services
  • Process Cooling Services
  • Support Services for High Purity Water, Pure Steam and Mass Spectrometers
  • Comfort Cooling for Offices
  • Small Power
  • Data and Telecommunications / Fire Alarms
  • GMP DQ Process

Due to the large glass façade of the entrance to the building a variety of thermal models were produced so a mixed mode ventilation systems was incorporated in the building to reduce the overall energy requirements whilst keeping the internal temperatures within acceptable limits.