Construction was initiated on the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult manufacturing centre in November 2015, and will be completed in 2017. The following photos tell the story of its construction.
Construction initiated on Cell Therapy Catapult’s £55 million cell and gene therapy manufacturing centre
First pile cap foundations are laid at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst campus site.
First section of steel framework arrive on site, the 7,200m2 GMP manufacturing centre begins to take shape.
Stairs now connect the separate floors in different areas of the facility, which could potentially contain 12 flexible clean room modules.
Floors begin to take shape separating the 4 floors and services roof space of the manufacturing centre.
Walls and ceilings begin to take shape.
First layer of breathable waterproof membrane is added to the outside of the building, the membrane will ensure the building is weatherproof.
Next a layer of insulation is added to give sound and thermal insulation to the building. Service hangers are installed to fit the walk-on ceiling above the modules on the ground floor.
The building is beginning to take shape with glazing and external cladding being installed.
The final look of the manufacturing centre is beginning to materialise both internally and externally. Final layer of equitone cladding is added to the exterior and interior walls begin to define the clean room spaces.
With the exterior of the centre nearing completion, work continues on interior fittings.
The interior spaces of the centre begin to materialise while the main air handling plant is now located on the centre roof.