Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences

We push the limits of bio pharma engineering design and build to develop innovative solutions in this highly-regulated industry.

Our multi-discipline engineering team covers projects across process, mechanical, electrical, civil and automation engineering at all phases; design, build and construction.

Specialist in-house experts in HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) solve complex problems for a wide range of clients in this sector.

At the Forefront of Digitisation for our Clients

The 2020 covid-19 pandemic has propelled forward the digital evolution of Pharma & Life Sciences.  New technologies, Pharma 4.0 and improved manufacturing techniques will all continue to infiltrate at rapid pace.   Legacy plant layouts and manufacturing processes can prove stumbling blocks in this journey to digital for many, with these new skills often simply not present in-house.

Our dedicated Automation & Electrical engineering department helps our clients to seamlessly integrate digital technologies and automation efficiently and effectively within their pharma/life sciences environment.  Working with stakeholders along the full project lifecycle, from concept to commissioning, we can help generate buy-in and investment for these important projects.  

We invest continuously in our own expertise and software, providing designs through the latest 3D Modelling, AR and visualisation technology at early stages of ROI.

Our core services in this sector:

  • Facility cost estimation
  • Commissioning & Qualification (C&Q) Support
  • FEED studies & concept design
  • Detailed engineering design
  • Master planning
  • Material & workflow studies
  • 2D/3D modelling & VR and 2D/3D CAD drawing
  • FAT/SAT management and support
  • Turnkey projects
  • CDM duties
  • Principal contractor/Principal designer duties
  • Testing, commissioning & verification (CQV)
  • Procurement & supplier/contractor management
  • HVAC systems
  • Odour control
  • Dust extraction
  • PED & CE assessments
  • Control panel design & automation
  • Employee protection & containment
Recent Project
Upgrade of lab extraction systems

We recently investigated and upgraded a lab extraction and supply air system for our client CPI (Centre for Process Innovation) to improve their air flow and condition.

Continuous manufacturing made possible

We can help you reduce manufacturing times, increase efficiency and reduce error through our expertise in helping clients develop integrated, continuous manufacturing processes.

As the trend to multi-product environments continues, we can help you build a more flexible approach to your pharmaceutical solids manufacturing, able to move between processes such as blending, compression granulating, coating and drying.

A rigorous understanding of containment

Our teams are time-served in designing and delivering complex systems and environments in a range of “clean” sectors.

Containment for both employees and product contamination are critical to this sector, including the complex area of HVAC and removal of dust, fumes and gases, which can also impact the local environment.  APIs (active product ingredients) are becoming increasingly varied and specific and in multi-product environments it is an essential part of operations to remove the risk of cross-contamination.

Our knowledge in this sector:

Areas of Expertise
  • High-containment, sterile manufacturing projects

  • C&Q support (VMP, VPPs, specifications, DQ, FAT/SAT, IQ, OQ, PQ & PPQ, re-qualification and periodic reviews)

  • ASTM E2500

  • ATEX
  • Regulations / EPA

  • Advanced Aseptic Processing (AAP) (Robotics and isolator barrier systems)
  • Containment systems
System & Design Installation Services
  • Weighing & dosing
  • Tablet coating & sorting
  • Cleaning
  • Grinding
  • Sieving
  • Sorting
  • Coating (film, tablet, laboratory) 
  • Blending (Container & Laboratory)
  • Wet and dry granulation (compact, high-sheer, single-pot, twin-screw)
  • Handling systems
  • Handling containers
  • Multi-product facilities
  • Clean room facilities
  • Laboratory facilities
  • Bio facilities
  • Fill-finish environments

A global, proven approach

Our team is by your side all over the world.  Our vertical start-up approach from a team of proven pharma engineering design and project management experts means we can deliver fast, safe and effective projects, whether a greenfield or brownfield site.

Full cradle-to-grave services allow us to take responsibility away from your internal teams, operating full CDM, EPCMV and Principal Designer/Contractor responsibilities where required.

We operate transparently and with one primary point of communication for your project, giving you confidence in delivery and timing.

Talk to us today
We can help with pharma engineering design

Talk to us today about how we can support your next pharma engineering design project.  

We offer full turnkey services to drop-in-drop-out consultancy across design, build, construction, testing and commissioning.