The Manchester site was chosen to consolidate manufacturing activities for the North of England. Due to a resulting 150% increase in workload, the Manchester facility would require significant development to be able to handle the extra demand.
A 2 year project was designed that involved 4 phases of building works to include the creation of a large open plan manufacturing hall combined with hospital services as well as the construction of two new cold rooms and the refurbishing of existing ones.
The open plan and ambient areas were to be maintained between 20-24 degrees at all times and the project involved the introduction of almost 100 new items of laboratory equipment.
Having met with the NHSBT project team at the proposal stage, Biomap presented a schedule of work that would demand a comprehensive set of mapping exercises, incorporating large ambient areas as well as cold storage environments. The work was mainly split into 4 x phases over 2 years, where mapping was required after each stage as contractors handed over. This provided a very narrow window for the work that was required and demanding timescales for report turnaround to facilitate the release of the areas for live use.