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Norgine Pharmaceuticals, Hengoed


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 has been a partner of the Corporation of the Church House for over 20 years and in that time has been heavily involved in several large refurbishment projects. The team’s knowledge and skills have proved invaluable in the areas of design, planning and project administration. When redeveloping a listed property, Lawray have ensured that they treat the architecture with sympathy whilst producing space that is effective for modern day requirements. Lawray continues to work closely with our in-house team on forthcoming projects and we would have no hesitation in recommending their work to others.

Mr Ian Bessant, Facilities Manager

The Corporation of Church House (Aug 2013)