3M Health Care Limited, Loughborough

A new 10,000m² Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility, which centralises European operations on one site, has more than doubled the size of 3M’s existing plant.
The new facility incorporates clean rooms for liquid and creams production and packaging areas together with solid dose packaging lines. In addition a 6,000 pallet narrow aisle warehouse and low bay warehouse were part of this contract.
The building also accommodates distribution support offices, a marshalling area, flammable liquids storage and a low bay warehouse with picking and packing areas.
Features include six end-loading truck docks; two enclosed docks; full sprinkler protection to NFPA requirements with in-rack sprinklers; high efficiency lighting systems; non-stratified temperature control and the ability to contain contaminated sprinkler water in the depressed dock area.
Existing lines were upgraded and vessels relocated to the new single facility whilst maintaining production throughout.
During the course of the work the existing Aerosol Packaging Areas were remodelled, placing great emphasis on safe working and special precautions were taken to minimise the impact of the construction work on the adjacent clean room areas.
Austin provided preliminary engineering, detailed engineering, procurement, project management and construction services.
Process services and clean rooms were commissioned, qualified and validated to meet FDA requirements.

  • architecture
  • mechanical
  • electrical
  • structural
  • public health
  • construction
  • management