GSK Worthing

Ardmac were contracted to deliver the fit-out of ISO 5, 7, and 8 cleanroom facilities for the pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline at their facility in Worthing.

We used lean construction methodologies throughout this project to gain a number of design efficiencies. The design team discussed potential problems and developed a clear plan to eliminate possible hold ups on site. For example, the ATEX area on the first floor had a ceiling height of 9 metres, so the installation team required a double lift system to install specialised walls in this area.

A number of bespoke fire-proofing methods were employed to ensure the safety of production operatives working in the facility. Rapid roller doors were installed, which are suitable for grade B environments. ATEX areas required ATEX-rated interlocks as well as antistatic flooring. Changing rooms were installed with recessed Trespa furniture. Glass return air plenums were installed throughout the facility.

Some of the process kit was late and did not match the original design. We worked with onsite teams to assist wherever possible to adapt their install sequence to facilitate these delays and to help make minor amendments to the process kit design to incorporate neat flooring solutions. A collaborative design approach and ongoing communication between all parties helped to deliver the high-end bespoke solution on time and within budget.

Client: GSK Worthing

Location: Worthing, UK

Size: 2700 m2

Duration: 28 months


The end users are very pleased with the modernised area which provides a great working environment with a light and airy feel.

David Newgreen