The Central Laboratory for Anglian Water houses the analytical operations of Anglian Water. The Austin Company was involved at conception through to completion in this two year project, aimed at creating a Centre of Excellence.
105 Central Laboratory staff are responsible for the analysis of the water provided and the sewage produced by Anglian’s customers. All operations are now conducted from this new facility. This has resulted in the closure of four regional laboratories, spread across East Anglia and the Midlands, with a space saving of approximately 25%.
The Central Laboratory includes operations such as trace organics, waste/soils, water/biology and microbiology and includes a new Parasitology Laboratory which is at the forefront of technology.
The Austin Company was commissioned to work in collaboration with Anglian Water to produce a concept design for the Central Laboratory, select a site and procure a developer for the shell construction. Austin was then awarded the detailed design and fit-out for the laboratories and the project management remit was increased to include interface between the developer, Austin and the scientists.
The architectural, mechanical, electrical design and engineering services, coupled with the project management and construction management services, delivered 2,500m² of quality laboratories to Anglian Water’s Centre of Excellence on time and within budget.