For John Sisk & Son, the project scope involved the design and build of a 3,700m2 Containment Level 2 (CL2) facility on the grounds of the Institute’s existing scientific campus. The project works also included the supply, installation, test and commissioning of two autoclaves, 53 microbiological safety cabinets and six fume cupboards. The project further required the biological validation of both autoclaves and five of the 53 microbiological safety cabinets installed.
Utilising 4D modelling
A key tool throughout the scheme has been the integration of BIM/Synchro, which has proved useful for all stakeholders.BIM/Synchro was used for:
The building has achieved BREEAM Excellent rating, with air-tightness levels of 2.5m3/hour/m2 at 50 Pascals. This is the only building in the campus redevelopment programme that will achieve BREEAM Excellent, and it is possible because of the lower containment levels.
Other BREEAM features include 125 photovoltaic panels and an air source heat pump. The concrete has used GGBS (ground granulated blast-furnace slag) as cement replacement to boost credits.
Community engagement activities undertaken included participating in the refurbishment of the local park benches in Pirbright’s village green, an Open Doors event, local liaison with schools and public visits to site.