Sector: Industrial & Manufacturing

BD Mould Line Replacement

Project Description

SDS were appointed by the client as part of a £7.8 million site wide update, including the repositioning of a process line and an expansion to the existing building

The area of works covered 2,980m2 inside an 8m height manufacturing building

The project consists of multiple phases of works, safely repositioning over 20 moulding machines each weighing between 20 to 2st

A detailed project programme was created to enable construction to take place whilst maintaining production in a clean and safe environment

Electrical enabling works on live switchgear was coordinated with designated shutdown periods

Special consideration for Health and Safety, and futureproofing of systems was incorporated into the design

Specialist fire aspirating system designed to cover all areas for early warning detection. High powered Visual Alarm Devices (VADs) specified for industrial environments with high
background sound levels

High and low voltage transformer upgrades, relocation works and high voltage grading studies.

£7.8m Moulding Line replacement for multi-million pound medical technology company BD

Project Involvement

SDS have been leading a multi-discipline design team to deliver a full range of professional services

Carried out the detailed design including the specialist requirements for serving each moulding machine

Local assessments, calculations and schedules were produced detailing integration with existing systems on site

Due to the technical nature of the equipment and high level of coordination required, we have attended detailed client and team meetings to ensure all system designs are coordinated

Specialist extract ventilation has been designed to remove the large heat load from the space ensuring comfort for the machine operators

Mechanical services installations include, new roof mounted AHU providing Class 9 ISO clean room standard facilities and compressed air distribution

Project Benefits

Fully coordinated, detailed design of building and process services using 3D modelling software to combine Mechanical and Electrical, Architectural and Structural models

Assessment of existing systems and incorporating features of design for future proofing of equipment

High level engagement with the client, design team and site contractors to delivery the project.