GLOBAL ENGINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY | A
As part of the site redevelopment, the client required a dedicated temperature controlled lab to house all their 2-, 3- and 4-axis measuring equipment and QA reference gauges.
The design of the new gauge lab needed to be a freestanding structure, to ensure no additional load was placed on the building structure and to enable travel of the large 4-axis measuring machine. The structure also needed larger, non-standard doors to allow easy equipment removal or replacement from the lab.
MIDDAS designed a freestanding lab with a 4 metre high ceiling supported from integrated beams that also supported the M&E required for temperature control equipment (nothing was hung from the building structure). A removable wall section was included to allow equipment movement, and the addition of flush feature glazing gave staff the opportunity to communicate with visitors and colleagues outside of the temperature-controlled lab.
“The MIDDAS freestanding solution was ideal for our planned redevelopment programme, as it allowed us to incorporate the specialist gauge lab adjacent to the works area.”