Gene Therapy Innovation and Manufacturing Centre
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A world-class science and medicine facility
Robertson has constructed the new Gene Therapy Innovation and Manufacturing Centre for The University of Sheffield.
Delivered to the highest standard, R&D staff will use the research and laboratory facilities to advance scientific discoveries and treatment options for many life-threatening diseases.
Key to the success of this project was to deliver the clean rooms to comply with several technical requirements, while doing so efficiently and within budget for the University.
This state-of-the-art centre brings together academic institutions, NHS trusts, non-profit and industry partners across the north of England, The Midlands and Wales, enabling academic-led clinical trials of novel gene therapies. It will deliver essential translational and regulatory support alongside extensive training and skills programmes in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines.
From work experience to full time employment
The project welcomed students from Sheffield Hallan University to complete work experiences within the Quantity Surveying and site teams. Two of the students have now joined Robertson and will develop their carers on full time contracts.
The project set a high standard in all aspects of the delivery of the project and was marked by The Considerate Constructors Scheme, with a total score of 42/45. The score reflects our best practice in the categories: Respect the community, Protect the Environment and Value their workforce and saw the project score 10 per cent higher than the industry average of 37.9.
The social value generated for this project is £2,570,123.39, seeing 27 local people employed on the project and over 125 apprenticeship weeks were undertaken to give opportunities to those in early careers and wanting to learn more about the world of work.