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SCIENCE

Craddys have significant experience in the delivery of projects for clients within the scientific industry. These projects range from laboratory and clean room facilities in industrial and manufacturing facilities, to specialist bio-secure containment facilities up to containment level 4.

We are fully familiar with and experienced in the application of specialist design guidance and principles of best practice applicable to many of the specialist facilities ensuring that the structures we design meet all legislative requirements.

University of Kent Life CL2 Science Building, Canterbury

Client: University of Kent

Architect: Stride Treglown

Value: Confidential

Craddys are currently involved with design of a new CL2 life science building. When complete, this building will house Bioscience and Physics departments, providing a hub for learning and scientific research on this leading international University campus. Craddys are currently in the process of undertaking early stages of design as part of a wider multi-disciplinary design team.

SAPO4/ACDP3 containment facility

Client: Confidential

Architect: Stride Treglown

Value: Confidential

Part refurbishment, part new build extension this SAPO4/ACDP3 containment project was a true engineering challenge. Featuring intricate detailing and detailed coordination (using the common BIM environment) across a multi-disciplinary team, Craddys were involved with client and stakeholder liaison, risk workshops, hazard studies (HAZOP), contained drainage, pressure testing, effluent treatment facilities, reinforced concrete detailing for contained structures and service integration.

Southmead Hospital CL2 Pathology Building, Bristol

Client: North Bristol NHS Trust

Value: > £10m

Craddys have significant experience working on Science, research and healthcare schemes at Southmead Hospital. Notably the Pathology building, which included laboratory areas, clean rooms and research study areas, was a highly serviced structure with critical attention to detail and integration of design disciplines. Craddys operated for the Client pre-construction, developing packages for D&B tender. This CL2 laboratory building (which also housed a CL3 suite) included cellular pathology and microbiology laboratories, along with staff facilities and administration offices.

Southmead Hospital Learning & Research Building, Bristol

Client: North Bristol NHS Trust

Value: £5m – £10m

Craddys undertook the civil and structural design of a new 4 storey reinforced concrete frame for the North Bristol NHS Trust. The structure was to provide an extension to the existing Phase 1 of the Learning and Research (L&R) building at Southmead Hospital. Initial plans called for the building to be mixed use, split between laboratories, offices and workspaces, as well as a café/communal area. Assessment of dynamic loads and sensitivity to vibration was of the highest importance.

Aerospace Building

Client: Confidential

Value: Confidential

A highly serviced and complex state of the art part steel, part concrete framed clean-room manufacturing and science facility. The building comprised a three story office area, a large RC basement with suspended flat slab over, a clean room and associated production, manufacturing and testing area. The building was highly serviced and integration of M+E facilities including bespoke structural arrangements into the overall structural design was a key task.