Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services have secured their fourth contract with Willmott Dixon Construction and the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at the Facility Support Building (FSB) project on the Harwell Campus.
This collaborative partnership with main contractor Willmott Dixon began with the successful delivery of the R100 building to STFC just over two years ago, and the subsequent fit-out of the Southern offices in the same building a year later.
R100 is occupied by STFC’s RAL Space facility who carry out world-class space research and technology development and have been involved in over 210 space missions to date. With the services provision being critical to the user’s activities, Briggs and Forrester acted as the consultant and the contractor in partnership with Willmott Dixon, to ensure the exacting facilities were delivered.
This unique partnership has produced a number of successful projects. Briggs and Forrester are currently on site at the new FSB project with Willmott Dixon, which is scheduled for handover in February 2018. The building consists of two large halls, one for testing and another for handling.
Each hall is almost the size of a football pitch in area and over 20 meters tall. Within each hall are supporting offices and control accommodation. The services have been specifically designed from concept ‘first principles’ to the customer’s brief with great consideration, to ensure flexibility for adaption and extension in the future.
The Briggs and Forrester and Willmott Dixon Construction team are about to re-visit R100 for the latest fit-out of clean rooms, offices and laboratories. The design works are well underway and the installation works will commence on site shortly, for completion in autumn next year.
Ian Peake, Contracts Manager for Briggs and Forrester said: “The Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services team are proud to be in partnership with Willmott Dixon Construction, in an environment where our joint expertise is appreciated by this prestigious customer.”
Image credit: Science and Technology Facility Council