Bassaire & ISD Solutions deliver state-of-the-art clean room manufacturing facility for The Nutrition Group
Published on 15th January, 2015
Gloucester, 15 January 2015: In a joint development, clean air engineering specialist Bassaire and composite panel construction company ISD Solutions have completed a new state-of-the-art clean manufacturing facility for the UK’s fastest growing contract manufacturer within the health supplements and sports nutrition markets.
The new facility for The Nutrition Group in Blackpool was designed and value engineered by Bassaire in conjunction with ISD Solutions, to provide an ISO class 8 manufacturing centre together with a packing area and staff services for tablet and supplement production.
ISD Clean Room Manufacturer 1With a floor area of 1,365m2, the cleanroom suite is constructed using PIR composite panels for walls and ceilings supplied and installed by ISD Solutions with some 60 specialist doors, together providing an air-tight, atmosphere controlled, production environment.
The manufacturing area is served by a dedicated ‘supply and extracts’ air handling unit delivering HEPA filtered air via corridor ceiling grilles. The air is extracted from the rooms at a low level providing good air movement and the ventilation system ensures the manufacturing rooms remain positively pressurised to meet Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and client requirements.
“This is the first project undertaken with ISD Solutions and together we have value engineered a turnkey solution to meet the strict clean production requirements of The Nutrition Group,” explains Rachel Utting, project manager at Bassaire. “All mechanical and electrical services are installed above the ceilings and these have been designed to be fully accessible with walk-on access to allow maintenance work to be carried out from above, without compromising the cleanliness of production rooms below.”
“Composite PIR panels incorporating a ‘clean safe’ plasticised finish are an ideal construction solution for a clean room and pharmaceutical environments and we see excellent synergy in this sector,” explains Andy Hudspith for ISD Solutions. “Particular attention was needed to ensure a fixing free flush finish to ensure an ultra-clean working environment.”
All lighting units and ducting apertures were formed throughout the project with careful planning of recessed electrical sockets and conduit run formed within the panel insulation. Furthermore, the use of Gripple wires in place of more traditional ceiling suspension methods helped to overcome ceiling spans and walk on access.