3M Health Care, Loughborough

This 10,000 sq.m pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, which centralises 3M Health Care’s European operations on one site, has more than doubled the size of the existing Loughborough plant.

The facility includes clean room manufacturing areas, a 6,000 pallet narrow aisle high bay warehouse, a low bay packing and distribution area and associated plant rooms and offices.

The high bay warehouse spans 42m and has a clear storage height of 14.5m. A special super flat ground slab, finished to a tolerance of ± 1.5mm, incorporates a wire guide system, for operation of the automatic pallet stacker trucks.

The project was procured under a design and build contract with The Austin Co. of UK Ltd who provided in house architectural and M & E design and construction management services.