CRC completes multimillion-pound medical technology project
Clean Room Construction (CRC) has successfully completed a £3.7 million cleanroom design and build project on time and on budget for a pioneering medical technology company.
The handover of the 4,000 sq m facility for Advanced Medical Solutions (AMS) took place at the end of January following a 10-month project. AMS of Winsford in Cheshire is a leading company in the development and manufacture of products for the $15 billion global woundcare market.
The two-phase project has enabled AMS to combine its operations from two sites onto one. CRC designed and constructed the cleanroom facility and also commissioned the mechanical, electrical and HVAC services for the facility which incorporated quality assurance laboratories. The new cleanrooms will house the end-to-end manufacturing process from polymer manufacture, through conversion to dressings and into final packaging. CRC has subsequently been involved in the relocation of another existing facility which will provide AMS with a research and development cleanroom.
AMS's Project Manager Jim Durkin said: “As well as bringing their expertise in cleanroom design and construction to the project, CRC integrated themselves with the AMS team to develop the design to meet our business objectives. Throughout the project they provided ideas and support to ensure that, not only did we have a cost-effective final design, but also a facility tailored to the current and future needs of our business. They added value way beyond the basic design and build requirements.”
Existing and additional, new manufacturing equipment will be installed in the new facility throughout 2010 and an official opening will be staged later in the year.