Introduction / Scope:
Clive Graham have just successfully completed the first phase of a multiple phased project within an existing warehouse lab for IDEXX. IDEXX a worldwide pharmaceutical water treatment company acquired the adjacent warehouse unit in Newmarket. The first phase of this multi phased project was to allow for some packaging, lab, and office moves in the following phases.
CGA under a Design & Build Contract full designed the introduction of the structure and Mechanical and electrical services. Our incumbent designer took a basic stage 2 design through to stage 4to allow for procurement and installation.
The works consisted of construction of a new mezzanine level, upgraded comfort cooling and heating system for the IDEXX staff and to allow for swing space to accommodate the following second phase that CGA have already started
The existing concrete slab had no technical structural literature on the construction and performance of the slab to accommodate the proposed mezzanine design introduction. The existing curtainwall system was circa 15 years old and required new components fabricated to allow for new window installation
CGA with the support of the structural engineer validated the existing structural slab with core drilling and the minimal design information we obtained from research into the structure engineer of the original scheme when constructed.
Due to the curtain wall not being an off the shelf profile now we had to engage our specialist metal worker and curtain wall manufacturer to fabricate window reveals for the new windows