Expansion of R&D Building with New Pilot Plant for Continuous Drug Production

Expansion of R&D Building with New Pilot Plant for Continuous Drug Production


Our customer, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer required a new pilot plant for continuous drug production.

Key Results

  • Innovative conceptual project planning and performance
  • Integration of state-of-the-art equipment
  • Delivery of a modular HVAC system in an existing building

Key Project Features

  • State-of-the-art equipment design of a dryer, extruder and tablet press
  • Facility planning including a cleanrooms, utilities, and a flexible HVAC system
  • Reconfiguration of existing utilities and energy systems

Our Delivery

  • Conceptual design of highly potent product handling and continuous manufacturing
  • Feasibility studies, basic and detailed design, civils design
  • Separation of upstream processing for APIs and downstream processing for galenics
  • Procurement of piping, HVAC, electrical systems, and cleanroom
  • Integration of a flexible HVAC system for different modules to permit multi-process use for R&D
  • Construction coordination, Commissioning and Qualification

Value to Our Customer

  • Achieved high reliability within a GMP environment, for safe and innovative R&D with a high degree of complexity
  • Challenging design and build within an existing building, infrastructure, and frame
  • Collaborative conceptual planning resulting in feasible and functional solutions which optimised the delivery of the project
  • Lead designer from concept to final handover
  • On-time project delivery to budget

Key Applied Capabilities

  • Facility Design

    We specialise in full facility design, integrating complex functional processes and laboratories throughout their entire life cycle.

  • Process Engineering

    We understand our clients’ operational and quality process needs, applying industry leading ideas from some of the best minds in our field.

  • Project Management & Controlling

    With our hands-on approach to project delivery strategies, our experienced project managers and their teams define and manage schedules, budgets and deliverables throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Construction Management & HSE

    Our robust CM tools and skilled teams enable us to develop specific plans that deliver projects safely and to scope, time and budget.

  • Functional Safety Management

    We ensure our clients meet their regulatory safety obligations. We offer complete lifecycle functional management; bringing process and operational expertise together with the latest analysis tools.

  • Virtual Reality & 3D Solutions

    Our clients demand the latest and most effective digital tools in the delivery of our designs.

  • Building Services

    Flexible and high performance building services that are dynamic and responsive to the environmental needs of our clients.

  • GxP Compliance Services

    Our experts have in-depth knowledge in all GxP areas and support you in complying with regulatory requirements.

  • CQV Services

    We support our clients with efficient commissioning, qualification and validation activities and ensure a punctual system handover for a successful start-up.

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