GPJ Consulting Engineers were Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Consultants for 2off 7 million pound research facilities in Guildford, Surrey.
The complex M&E installations for the ISO 10 & 11 buildings were designed by GPJ Consulting Engineers who also carried out the project management of both developments. The buildings are highly serviced and had to comply with stringent guidelines for research and laboratory facilities, including CAT 4 Bio Secure Animal Containment. The buildings have to be maintained under a negative pressure regime to ensure the diseases under research do not escape, these are then passed through HEPA filters to remove the finest air particles from the exhaust air.
A full heat recovery system is installed to recover heat from the air supply system and the steam effluent treatment plant forming part of this building. A new 11kVA electrical substation and emergency backup generators formed part of these works.