Medical Air Technology (MAT), has just completed a turnkey design-and-build project to provide three new Containment Level 3 (CL3) laboratory suites at the University of Warwick.
The new containment laboratories - one built with enhanced security measures - will enable scientists to conduct cutting-edge research into infectious diseases, including those caused by airborne pathogens such as tuberculosis (TB) and COVID-19.
Richard Napier, Deputy Head of School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick commented: “These new laboratories provide world-class facilities for research that will promote better disease control for medicine and for agriculture.”
The university had already decided to use a modular platform for the new laboratories, as they were to be installed in a land-locked courtyard surrounded by existing live laboratories and students using the site. MAT has worked on many modular design-and-build installations, including operating theatres and aseptic suites as well as research facilities, so was in an ideal position to drive this project forward, bringing in experienced partner and modular specialist Catfoss to deliver the shell of the new laboratories, designed to MAT’s brief.
Modular construction brings with it many benefits, such as improved sustainability and compliance, faster construction to meet tight deadlines, and the opportunity to use areas of land where traditional construction may not be appropriate or possible. For this project, the modular laboratory modules were largely fitted-out offsite at the Catfoss factory before being transported to the university. While the fitting-out was being done, MAT was able to complete all groundworks onsite before the modules were craned into position for the final installation work.
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