2023

Project Resilience

Client

Harwell Campus

Location

Oxford

Contractor

Glencar Construction

Fabric

PVC, LAC 650-SL

Project Highlights

The background

Glencar Construction approached Base to assist them with their prestigious project, building the new Moderna Innovation and Technology Centre based at Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire. This impressive build is set to be a new vaccine research, development & manufacturing facility.

The construction phase of the project is set to span late 2023 into 2024. To boost their works programme, Glencar were keen to utilise our temporary engineered weather screens to eliminate weather considerations from a typical build schedule.

The brief

Our brief was to install 59# tensile fabric screens, totalling 4400m², each bespoke in design, so they could be easily installed and demounted to the existing building with strategically placed webbing straps. Part of the brief was to ensure that the screens had minimal disruption to other site works and internal fit outs.

Results and client feedback

This was an incredibly fast-track project, from order to completion on site in just over 6# weeks! The client is very happy with the results, their site teams benefiting from an uninterrupted works programme and sheltered from the inclement autumns & winter weather. 

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