The new Microbiological Containment facility is located on Floor 3 of an 11 storey building. The area was handed to CAT in a shell and core status, in
which we designed and fully managed the construction of a turnkey fully functional CL3 suite on time and in budget on behalf of ISG.
The CL3 suite consisted of six rooms. The envelope was constructed to a high standard from stud and plasterboard partitions with a GRP Armourglaze coating forming the seal of the fumigation envelope. The flooring is finished off with the client specified high quality acoustic vinyl.
Supply air handling units are located on an external terrace on Level 6, with extract fans located on Level 11. Associated ductwork was routed through the building to the laboratory and connected to tight shut dampers located at the fumigation boundary. The design had to take account of both the criticality of the environment whilst allowing for maintenance.
All critical plant was designed and built to have run and stand-by capacity to ensure the integrity of the room is always maintained. All services entering the Fumigation Envelope were routed through proprietary sealing glands to ensure full Sealability. This is the 1st CL3 laboratory to have a fully glazed corner wall to allow viewing from outside the laboratory.