Our team provided full Civil and Structural Engineering services for the new 30,000m2 €99 million four-storey Abbott office and production facility warehouse and a separate 2,400m2 central utilities building (CUB) for Guidant Ireland. We originally designed the utilities for Digital in 1982. Guidant Ireland was purchased by Boston Scientific and one of their production lines was subsequently sold to Abbott Vascular.
Our role included the design of a semi-basement plant room, a four-storey production facility using structural steel frames, a metal deck, piled foundations (10m x 12m structural grid), in-situ concrete infill floors and steel cladding. The structure contained 9,000m2 highly serviced cleanrooms on 2 levels with interstitial plant floors over each floor. All shared surfaces were segregated into separate central utilities namely car parking, water supply services, surface water drainage, foul and 2 trade effluent systems, with their associated monitoring systems.