Project details

Our Projects - GlaxoSmithKline

Barnard Castle, County Durham

Enabling and refurbishment

17 weeks

BPG Scope of Works:

  • Full refurbishment works and enabling of the L-block upgrade
  • Strip-out of existing machinery and cleanrooms
  • Creation of new structural openings
  • Fire protection
  • Partitioning
  • MF ceilings
  • Walk-on ceilings
  • Specialist coatings
  • Laboratory fit-out
  • Sealant works

"Building Projects Group has created a series of fantastic work spaces. We could not have done this without them; it's an excellent result, well done."

Steve Taylor

Projects Supervisor, GSK

The challenge

GlaxoSmithKline is a science-led global healthcare company. Their Barnard Castle drug manufacturing site was experiencing growth and continued levels of investment. Unfortunately, their current setup wasn't equipped to handle this expansion. An entire refurbishment was needed to bring it to the level the client required.

The solution

Building Projects Group was contracted to carry out the enabling and refurbishment works on its upgrade to GSK's L-block. Thanks to our experience and long-standing reputation for carrying out works within high care environments, the final product was everything the client wanted and more. Extensive work led to the creation of state-of-the-art laboratory and cleanroom facilities, with a particular focus on specialist coatings and fire protection.

The benefits

This opportunity required a strict project management plan and phasing of works to ensure minimal disruption to GSK staff during this 17-week project. Many of the areas needed temporary acoustic screens and out-of-hours working. Health and safety was a top priority throughout. The project was completed on time and within budget, to the delight of the client.