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Norgine Pharmaceuticals, Hengoed

Synopsis

We were commissioned by Kier Construction Ltd to develop an outline design into full construction packages through a Design & Build form of contract.


The Brief

Norgine Ltd invited a series of Contractors for the design and construction of a new Warehouse at their existing factory in Hengoed. Lawray were selected by Kier Construction to support their tender bid which led to the securing the project in mid-2014. The scheme comprised of adjustments to the external circulation, service and delivery areas, the construction of a new temperature monitored warehouse to store raw material, the provision of QC sampling equipment and a link to their existing facility.

Our Solution

Lawray worked alongside their Structural and M&E partners to ensure all Employers Requirements were met whilst providing the most effective solution from an economy and speed of build perspective. We were responsible for ensuring the speedy discharge of all pre-commencement planning conditions due to the short time frames between tender and site start dates. It was imperative to engage early with Building Control to fully understand the Fire Safety Requirements and de-risk any late amendments during the construction phase. The onerous temperature conditions to ensure constant maintained temperatures within the warehouse facility meant careful and efficient detailing around the key elements and a strong importance on coordination with the other professional consultants.

Lawray Architects are an affable bunch of people, easy to work with yet still very professional. That’s especially useful for clients who aren’t used to the everyday business of design, contractors and tenders. They approach the job and client as you would like to think you would do yourself with anyone working in unfamiliar territory.

Daniel Shaw

Torch Theatre General Manager