SPIE UK, a subsidiary of SPIE, the independent multi-technical services firm in the areas of energy and communications, has won an 18-month design, supply, install and commission contract for a clean room at The University of Manchester.
SPIE is responsible for the design, supply, install and commission of the fabric, mechanical and electrical works for a clean room, access lobbies and concourse areas within an envelope of a new build in the University.
SPIE was awarded the contract based on the organisation’s expertise of clean room environments, the team’s understanding of what architectural elements, such as panelling system to use, the mechanical design for climate control and pressure regimes and SPIE’s electrical expertise also proved indispensable for knowing the correct fittings for use within the clean room.
SPIE’s BIM model and ‘client walk through’ capability also helped secure the works as it was possible for the client to view how they would look prior to them commencing, meaning numerous potential issues could be discussed and addressed far more quickly and efficiently.
Steve Farmer, Divisional Managing Director at SPIE UK, said: “SPIE works with a number of Universities. Earlier this year we were awarded a three-year framework contract with the University of Dundee, so we were confident that our team was best placed to undertake the works as part of the contract with Balfour Beatty. We are really excited to be working at such a renowned institution as The University of Manchester and look forward to carrying out the planned additional works and developing our relationship with the University.”
As a result of securing this contract, SPIE was also invited to review the Textiles Laboratory at the University, which also needed critical climate control, and has subsequently been awarded these additional works.